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Dr. Tom Stockmann

Dr. Tom Stockmann is a scientist and a medical doctor. His brother, Peter, is the mayor of the small town where they both live. Tom becomes embroiled in a bitter conflict with his brother and ultimately with the entire town over a controversy surrounding the safety of the town's water system. Tom had suspected that the town's water supply was tainted and collected samples of the water which he sent to a University lab for analysis. The result of the water analysis confirmed Tom's fears that the water was indeed contaminated.

Feeling certain that his brother will be grateful that the contamination was discovered before the newly developed Kirsten Springs was opened to the public, Tom provides the University's report to Peter for his review and action. Peter is angered by the report and accuses Tom of being a traitor and wanting to undermine his authority...

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