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This film in two parts shows the mechanism of an artifical respirator (an iron lung) a female patient is shown being placed in the machine and then cared for by nurses (she is fed, groomed and given an enema). The second part starts with instructions as to what to do if there are electrical or mechanical faults in the machinery. 3 segments.
Topics: Ventilators, Mechanical -- history, Respiration, Artificial, Medical equipment, Respiratory...
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This film shows various cases of mothers who have difficulty breast feeding their babies. Solutions to the problems are demonstrated, for instance a case of inverted nipples can be treated successfully with massage and the use of a breast pump. An inadequate milk supply can be supplemented with formula. 'Flabby breasts' can be successfully treated with massage, supplementary feeding and exercise. 2 segments.
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Topics: Anatomy, Breast Feeding, Maternal Behavior, Mothers, Maternal and child health, Anatomy, Breast...
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Shows the symptomatology of shell-shock in 18 British other rankers and its treatment by two leading R.A.M.C. neurologists in two British military hospitals towards the end of the First World War. Captions tell us the men's names, rank, medical condition, details of their symptoms and how long it took to complete the cure, which in one case was in two and a half hours. Clinical features shown include a variety of ataxic and hysterical gaits hysterical paralyses, contractures and anaesthesias...
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Hospitals, Military, Combat Disorders -- rehabilitation, World war, Armed...
This silent, black and white film begins with the following written explanation: In this film attempt has been made to record some of the changes of posture of different subjects [4 female, 5 male] whilst viewing silent projected film on a screen that could be raised or lowered to permit the top edge of the picture to be set at pre-determined heights giving angles of 55, 50, 45, 40 or 35 degrees from the horizontal line of sight. [...] The subjects were seated in a chair closely resembling an...
Topic: Optometry
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Requirements of an ideal analgesic and the use of nitrous oxide and trichlorethlene in childbirth. A pregnant woman is shown on a hospital bed and the voice-over sets the tone for this medical information film, explaining that there are four key factors in seeking analgesia in childbirth. The mother remains conscious and co-operative, there are good uterine contractions, the method is safe for mother and baby and respiration in the baby is not repressed. Reminding the viewer of the happy...
Topics: Parturition, Obstetrics, Analgesia, Obstetrical, Anesthesia, Obstetrical, Birth, Maternal and child...
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This film acts as a demonstration of the action of muscles, vertebral column, hip and shoulder joints in living subject. 3 segments
Topics: Anatomy, Muscles, Medical sciences, Anatomy, Muscles, Medical
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Shows how a typical labour should be managed, including abdominal and vaginal examination, the second stage of labour, the patient prepared for delivery, the control of the foetal head, examination of the umbilical cord, use of the mucus cather, ligation of the cord, expulsion of the placenta and an examination for vaginal and perineal lacerations. 1 segment.
Topics: Obstetrics, Parturition, Labor, Obstetric, Medical sciences, Birth, Obstetrics, Parturition, Labor,...
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This film highlights the principles of good posture, both standing and sitting, and the effect of posture on physique. The film consists of short sequences of young men in contemporary sports attire, standing or sitting against a dark background. Occasionally animated drawings are used to highlight the skeleton or muscle groups. Intertitles describe the aspects of each pose which are considered to be indicative of good posture, and which of bad. 3 segments
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Topics: Orthopedics, Posture, Medical sciences, Orthopedics, Posture, Medical students. Medical.
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Management of the newborn child. 2 segments.
Topics: Obstetrics, Parturition, Birth, Obstetrics, Parturition, Obstetricians. Doctors. Nurses.
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This film addresses overpopulation in the Philipines and seeks to motivate public health and other government workers to re-inforce the benefits of reducing family sizes. Throughout there are scenes of impoverished urban life with the stress made on the pressure of finite resources whether health, education or quality of life. Finally, President Marcos outlines the challenge ahead which would involve tackling the Catholic church's explicit lack of support for contraception as well as the desire...
Topics: Family Planning Services, Contraception, Philippines, Medical Sciences, Public health, Philippines,...
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A folding almanac in Latin, containing a calendar (three months per leaf) and astrological tables and diagrams. Produced in England c.1415-1420 (the calendar includes the feast of John of Beverley, whose cult was proclaimed by Henry V after victory at Agincourt on 7 May 1415). It follows the Kalendar ad meridiem Oxonie of John Somer (1380), and contains data for the four Metonic cycles starting in 1387, 1406, 1425 and 1444, with lists of solar eclipses between 1384 and 1462 and lunar eclipses...
Topics: Almanacs sh 85003744, Calendars sh 85018851, Astrology sh 85008893, Eclipses sh 85040736, Middle...
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A case demonstration showing loss of equilibrium at an early stage and somnolence at a later stage due to encephalitis lethargica, also known as 'sleepy sickness' or 'sleeping sickness'. 1 segment.
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Topics: Neurology, Encephalitis, Neurology, Neurology, Encephalitis, Neurologists. Doctors.
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Shows a variety of acrobatic movements to demonstrate the action of muscles, vertebral column, hip and shoulder joints in living subjects. Four female acrobats perform a variety of movements while interspersed radiograms show the spine in various positions. 5 segments.
Topics: Anatomy, Muscles, Human physiology, Anatomy, Muscles, Health care personnel.
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A black and white, silent film, made up of a series of illustrations of a number of different cataract operations. The sequences show the different types of cataracts and a variety of procedures to remove or treat them. 3 segments.
Topics: Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures, Cataract Extraction, Eye, Eyesight, Ophthalmology,...
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Demonstrates the dressing of minor wounds of the index finger. Also shows diagrams of the lymphatic of the arm. 1 segment.
Topics: First Aid, Wounds and Injuries, Finger Injuries, Lymphatic System, Medical sciences, Human...
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A class of expectant mothers practise ante-natal exercises designed by Kathleen Vaughn at Paddington (LCC Hospital), London. The purpose of each exercise is explained by intertitles prior to the footage. One of the women is a former ballerina in her 34th week of pregnancy - she is frequently singled out to demonstrate the poses and at the end of the film she does a small ballet performance. 2 segments.
Topics: Antenatal Care -- history, Exercise, Parturition, Pregnancy, Human Reproduction, Antenatal Care --...
In the video, Medact project archivist, Elena Carter, gives a tour of the newly catalogued collection and highlights some areas of research interest. The film is shot in the Wellcome Library archive stacks, with footage of the archive materials filmed in the Library���s Rare Materials Room. There is a brief sequence from the COI video 'Protect and Survive' which was licensed from the BFI for the project.
Topics: Peace movements, Nuclear disarmament, Antinuclear movement, Radiation, Radioactive Hazard Release,...
A Naval training film in four parts made for the R.N.M.S. This is Part 1: Breathing for others. An evocative safety film which begins with a number of stark reminders over the importance of air with a number of dramatised scenes such as drowing, carbon monoxide poisoning can lead to death. The action of the lungs is explained graphically. Resuscitation is explained. A sword swallower demonstrates how the air passage can be fully opened.
Topics: Resuscitation, First Aid
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A superficial introduction to the concept of bacteria. Making culture media innoculating a culture incubation how bacteria multiply microscopy staining. 2 segments.
Topics: Bacteria, Bacteriology, Bacteria -- growth & development, Bacteria, Microorganisms, Bacteria,...
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This film shows the second stage of labour, and opens with the head of the first child advancing and gradually distending the perineum. The first child presents in the left occipito anterior position. The second child presents and is delivered in the third vortex position. The placenta is delivered. 3 segments.
Topics: Obstetrics, Twins, Monozygotic, Labor, Obstetric, Parturition, Birth, Medical sciences, Obstetrics,...
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An estimated 200 million people and many more domestic animals throughout the tropical and sub-tropical world suffer from the parasitic disease schistosomiasis (also known as bilharzia), while more than 400 million others are at risk of infection. With the aid of cinemicrography, electron micrographs and graphics, this video gives a highly detailed account of each stage in the life-cycle of 'Schistosoma mansoni', one of the five principal species of schistosome and shows how certain...
Topics: Schistosomicides, Schistosoma mansoni, Schistosomiasis -- prevention & control, Tropical...
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Pilot film for the Wellcome Trust series on the history of research into trypanosomiasis. Traces the history of the disease from the 14th. to the 19th. century and includes much historical material which did not appear in the final versions. 3 segments.
Topics: Trypanosomiasis, African -- history, Trypanosomiasis, Trypanosomiasis, African -- history, Medical
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A technical film (part of a series) apparently aimed at the inexperienced anaesthetist. The four stages of anaesthesia are demonstrated when the anaesthetist uses the open drop ether method. Good practice is shown. This contrasts with the pitfalls of ether anaesthesia: a comedy of errors about what you shouldn't do. Part one of two. 4 segments
Topics: Imperial Chemical Industries, ltd Pharmaceuticals Division, Anesthesia, Anesthesia -- history,...
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Illustrates divisions into blood groups and classification of groups serum testing for group taking of blood from donor giving of blood to patient - a case of haemophilia. 2 segments.
Topics: Blood Transfusion, Blood, Blood Group Antigens, Blood Donors, Human biology, Blood Transfusion,...
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Twelve problems of sterility and the surgery carried out to correct them are performed by surgeon Carlos D. Guerro, Professor of Surgical Pathology and Gynocology, Universidad National, Mexico. The operations include: 1. Ovarian surgery: removal of an ovarian abscess 2. Ovarian surgery: excision of ovarian cysts, test of tubal patency 3. Ovarian surgery: bilateral partial cophorectomy 4. Tubal surgery: bilateral partial resection of fallopian tubes 5. Tubal surgery: bilateral partial resection...
Topics: Uterus, Ovary -- surgery, Infertility, Female, Gynecology -- surgery, Myoma -- surgery, Fallopian...
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This film shows how halibut oil is made beginning with fishermen catching live halibuts and ending with work in the laboratory to turn the most nutritious aspects of halibut oil into a vitamin supplement which is then tested as a treatment on a group of laboratory rats who have been bred to develop rickets.
Topics: Fishing, Fish Oils, Fish Oils -- therapeutic use, Rickets, Vitamins
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A very short cinema commercial about the Brook Advisory Centre clinics which advises people on family planning and contraception. A young couple walk together in woodland - they embrace briefly while a male voice-over advises people to come and talk to one of the Brook Advisory Centres if you love each other... but want to be careful .
Topics: Contraception, Sex Education, Family Planning Services
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This film is about how accidents in the workplace might occur. In the form of a semi-dramatic reconstruction, narrated by Maurice Denham, we see how a factory worker, Stan Berry, becomes the victim of a serious accident while at work. We arrive at the scene of the accident, an industrial work place with stacks of oil drums at the same time as the ambulance. The following sequences explore how the accident happened and who is to blame. The conclusion is that it is the human factor the...
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Topics: Accidents, Occupational, Health education, Medical sciences, Safety education, Occupational safety,...
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Referred to as a 'spoken film' in the opening credits, this is an animated film which looks quite dramatically at the origins of human civilisation, the development of city living and the possibility of over-population in the future leading to the collapse of civilsed life. Narration is provided by Ian Richardson, Nancy Marchand, Earle Hyman, Carlos Montalban and Maya Chadda. 3 segments.
Topics: Family Planning Services, Contraception, Medical Sciences, Public health, Family Planning Services,...
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Shows surgery to treat acute appendicitis including the use of the McBurney incision. Advice is given on the treatment of advanced cases and their complications. 4 segments.
Topics: Appendix, Appendicitis, Appendectomy, Surgery, Medical sciences, Appendix, Appendicitis,...
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No credits, followed by a cineradiograph of a typical normal barium swallow. The semi-solid meal passes over the back of the tongue, past the epiglottis and into the pharynx. 1 segment.
Topics: Medicine -- History, Radiography, Cineradiography -- history
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A highly technical film for the anaesthetist, showing the apparatus designed to deliver continuous flow of nitrous oxide and oxygen. Ether is shown being added to the mixture of gases in various quantities. Diagrams are used throughout with short sequences of anaesthetised patients in between. The film is structured in parts, as follows Preparation of Apparatus (showing correct flow meters), Induction, Introduction of Oxygen, then Ether, Maintenance. 6 segments.
Topics: Imperial Chemical Industries, ltd Pharmaceuticals Division, Anesthesia, Anesthesia -- history,...
A rather technical film which uses the premise of a dramatised lecture to doctors in white coats (all male) to review the anatomical and physiological background for the rational use of drugs which act on the 'autonomic nervous system'. 'Situational stress' is described and the causes of stress-related illnesses mapped using attractive medical illustrations (eg. from the back to the brain and there on to the eye etc.) which are rationalised in this way. The cure for stress is recommended to be...
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Topics: Stress, Physiological, Neurologic Manifestations
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The rehabilitation of accident and other non-work related cases in a special unit which forms part of the industrial medical service at a large car factory. An insight into the Rehabilitation 'shop' at Vauxhall Motors which handles 300 people per year. A man arrives in a motorised chair and manoeuvres himself into a wheelchair. The men in the workshop are engaged at mostly seated benches doing dry, light engineering work. The men return to work quickly ostensibly to avoid muscle wastage using a...
Topics: Rehabilitation, Occupational Health
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An instructional film looking at all aspects of breast feeding. Antenatal welfare and preparation is advised - the importance of good diet (sample meals are shown by a midwife) and the clinical examination of the breasts are encouraged. Postnatal management begins in hospital with the establishment of lactation during the 'Lying In' period the importance of hygiene around the nipple is encouraged. Shots then include the mother and baby at home - we see the preparation of the cot, nappy...
Topics: Breast Feeding, Maternal Behavior, Mothers, Maternal and child health, Breast Feeding, Maternal...
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An amusing US-army sponsored instructional film (one of a series) aimed at military personnel. The film provides information about how easily malaria can be contracted without taking precautions it shows Snafu making a catalogue of errors such as not using repellent. At first the mosquito is thwarted in his endeavour to sting Snafu, then at the end the mosquito tells his son what he did in the war - Snafu's scalp is on the wall. Mel Blanc who also voiced Bugs Bunny provided the characterisation...
Topics: Malaria, Military Hygiene -- education, Military Hygiene -- history, Medical sciences, Malaria,...
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This black and white, silent film, attempts to show the difference between conditioned and unconditioned responses in animals and humans. It begins by enacting Pavlov's experiments on a dog's salivary mechanism. Gradually we are shown how the unconditioned production of saliva at the sight or smell of food can be conditioned to appear at the sight of a flashing light. We also examine a newborn baby's reflexes of sucking and grabbing and see how they become conditioned as it grows older. Simple...
Topics: Pavlov, Ivan Petrovich, 1849-1936, Conditioning (Psychology), Instinct, Salivary Glands, Behaviour,...
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Abbreviated version of the 1971-72 film of the same title but preserving almost all the historical and experimental physiological content of the longer version. Described by Dr. W.F. Bynum (WIHM) as ...one of the best films ever produced on the history of medicine...highly recommended . 5 segments.
Topics: Harvey, William, 1578-1657, Blood Circulation -- history, Physiology -- history, Human physiology,...
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Ante- and post-natal exercises demonstrated by an instructor and then by a class of mothers-to-be. 3 segments.
Topics: Obstetrics, Parturition, Postnatal Care, Birth, Pregnancy, Obstetrics, Parturition, Postnatal Care,...
With images of rural India and subsistence agriculture, this film is about the Indian Five-Year Plan (possibly the third, 1961-66) and the American programme of aid focusing on building fertilizer plants to enrich the impoverished soil and thereby producing a higher crop yield. The footage is shot mute (with no sound) with an explanatory narrtion in English. The film depicts how the local villagers co-operated by planting 'green' seeds and then the creation of refuse composting. However, the...
Topics: Agriculture, Crop science, Fertilizers, Sustainable agriculture, Starvation, Program Evaluation
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This amateur film in black and white and colour with intertitles covers Montreal (dockside in winter with ice in the harbour), Toronto General Hospital (GVs and various pans outside) and other locations in this part of his tour. In colour, Professor W. E. Gallie walks confidently to camera on a bright sunny day in the gardens of the hospital. Various onlookers acknowledge the camera. Professor W. Boyd walks past with a colleague. There are long shots in the hospital wards the first shots are...
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This film presents the basic principles underlying active, passive and transferred immunity in man and animals, and explains the production and modus operandi of various types of vaccines and antisera. Topics discussed include the acquisition of natural and artificial immunity, the phenomenon of primary and secondary stimuli in establishing active immunity, transferred immunity in new-born children and animals, toxoids and killed bacterial vaccines, and living attenuated and killed virus...
Topics: Immunity, Bacterial Vaccines, Viral Vaccines, Disease control, Immunity, Bacterial Vaccines, Viral...
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General considerations. Examples of mammalian skeletal variations. Naked eye structure of bone. Chemical constitution of bone. Growth and repair of bone. Rickets. Joints. 3 segments.
Topics: Skeleton, Anatomy, Bone and Bones, Rickets, Joints, Human physiology, Skeleton, Anatomy, Bone and...
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A demonstration by M. Leon Coutier, archaeologist and former President of the Societe Prehistorique Francaise, of his technique for making replicas of Palaeolithic tools and weapons, including hand-axes, scrapers, gravers and flint arrowheads. Filmed at the former Institute of Archaeology, Regent's Park, London in June 1947. An important archeological record. 2 segments.
Topics: Medicine -- History, Archaeology -- history, Medical Science, Medicine -- History, Archaeology --...
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This is a public information film about fire safety, presumably aimed at parents. The film explains that a lot of 'monkey mischief' is natural curious behaviour and is important developmentally. A number of young children are seen playing freely inside and outside. Unfortunately, curiosity can lead to accidents and a number of case studies are illustrative of this: 'Pat Kearney', a toddler, is accidentally scalded by her mother when she spills a hot cup of tea over her. 'Mary Johnson' was...
Topics: Fires, Safety, Pediatrics
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This film deals with malnutrition in Britain. It focuses on the relationship between income and nutrition and suggests that government schemes can improve the current situation. It shows that people on low incomes are likely to be consuming insufficient nutrients, for instance, not enough calcium or iron and, as a result, are prone to diseases such as rickets and anaemia. The film draws on the work of Prof. Sir Gowland Hopkins (Cambridge University), Sir John Boyd Orr (Director, Rowett...
Topics: Medicine -- History, Public Health, Nutritional Physiological Phenomena, Nutrition Disorders
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An unconventional and delightful presentation by means of animated diagrams, actual experiments and stop-frame animated cartoon characters of the theory and clinical practice of muscle relaxants, with particular reference to tubocurarine, succinylcholine and decamethonium. Also discusses the electrical aspects of neuromuscular transmission. 2 segments.
Topics: Neuromuscular Junction, Musculoskeletal Physiological Phenomena, Muscle Relaxants, Central, Drugs,...
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A two-part film made for mothers-to-be, looking at the correct way to bathe a baby. This first part shows, among other things, the importance of avoiding draughts, which equipment is needed, how to change a soiled nappy, the correct temperature of bath water and how to wash the face and head. 2 segments.
Topics: Infant, Newborn, Maternal Behavior, Early childhood, Infant, Newborn, Maternal Behavior, Pregnant...
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A rather pedestrian educational film about the heart. A series of people have their hearts listened to using a stethoscope; hearts are removed and their independent rhythmic pumping action is seen. Various graphics explain the double pump action of the heart.
Topics: Heart, Blood Circulation
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A general discussion of venomous snakes which, by means of diagrams and pictures of living snakes, describes their classification and characteristics, snake venoms and their effects, and the treatment of snake bites. 2 segments.
Topics: Snake Venoms -- classification, Tropical Medicine, Antivenins, Snake Bites -- therapy, Snakes,...
The film first compares normal cell behaviour; the activities of normal chick heart fibroblasts and neoplastic tissue cells as seen by the interference microscope. The section on Cultures of Epithelium is credited to M. Abercrombie, E. J. Ambrose, P. C. T. Jones, K. G. Moreman and A. L. Levene.
Topics: Neoplasms, Cell Biology, Fibroblasts, Epithelium
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This film demonstrates the many mechanical methods available for artificial respiration with paralysis available to patients in the 1940s . 6 segments.
Topics: Respiration, Artificial, Ventilators, Mechanical, Ventilators, Mechanical -- history, Medical...
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This film shows the stages in the process and testing of diphtheria antitoxin as it happened in 1945. Includes footage of laboratory work and work with horses in which the antibodies were produced as well as showing children receiving a diphtheria vaccination. 6 segments.
Topics: Diphtheria, Chemistry, Pharmaceutical, Immunization, Diphtheria Antitoxin, Medical sciences,...
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A short film which describes the development of eye care and spectacles. The film describes, with the aid of diagrams, how sight works. A test for colour blindness is performed. An optometrist tests sight and fits glasses. There is a waiting room. The film is about the National Eye Service which was established by the BMA. 1 segment.
Topics: Optometry, Eye, Public Health
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Doctors and nurses demonstrate the many ways of tying on a face mask according to preference and the type of cap worn. 1 segment.
Topic: Medicine -- History
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A film showing the outstanding features of the campaign against diphtheria - includes diagrams detailing how the condition affects the body and footage of children with the disease being treated in hospital. 3 segments.
Topics: Diphtheria, Communicable Diseases, Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Medical sciences, Diphtheria,...
This film starts with intertitles explaining that the techniques shown in the film on children under12 have been in place for a few years before the film was made. A girl is given an injection by a nurse and then the children about to have the operation, dressed in their surgical clothing, are shown in the playroom, talking to the nurse. A child comes in to the surgical room holding a teddy bear. It is noted that the child is not restrained in anyway. The child is anaesthetised (open drop...
Topics: Medicine -- History, Anesthesia, Pediatrics, Tonsillectomy
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A historical reconstruction of Dr. (later Sir) David Bruce's discovery in 1894 that trypanosome parasites were responsible both for a severe outbreak of cattle wasting disease (ngana) and for the 'fly disease' which was killing the horses of European big game hunters in Zululand. Both conditions were due to infection by trypanosomes transmitted from local game animals to cattle and horses by the bite of the tsetse fly. This video is based on Bruce's own account in his Croonian Lectures to the...
Topics: Trypanosomiasis, African, Tropical Medicine, Tsetse Flies, Tropical diseases, Medical sciences,...
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Three reels of film depicting numerous aspects of the routine scientific work of the Henry Lester Institute, founded with a bequest from the trustees of Mr. Henry Lester, broker and medical philanthropist of Shanghai, together with scenes from everyday life in Shanghai, China, before the Japanese conquest of 1935. 4 segments.
Topics: Biomedical Research, Biomedical Research -- history, Medical Research, China, Biomedical Research,...
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Scenes of everyday life, archaeological digging and communal sports and recreation at Gebel (or Jebel) Moya, an archaeological site in the Sudan, excavated by Sir Henry Wellcome between 1911 and 1914 as a public works project. Includes scenes of Sir Henry bicycling surrounded by Sudanese children, inspecting the excavations and consulting with archaeologists and officials. 2 segments.
Topics: Archaeology, History of Medicine, Archaeology, Sudan, Archaeology, History of Medicine, Medical
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An updated version of the 1928 film of the same title made by Sir Thomas Lewis and Sir Henry Dale, a film made for the Royal College of Physicians' commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the publication of William Harvey's book on the circulation of the blood. Introduced and narrated by Sir Henry Dale, it portrays the life and works of William Harvey (1578- 1657), with Dr. Len Goodwin, FRS, reading in Harvey's voice from the 1847 English translation of De Motu Cordis (1628). Harvey's...
Topics: Harvey, William, 1578-1657, Blood Circulation -- history, Cardiology -- history, Human physiology,...
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This film is about the immunisation of sheep against clostridial diseases caused by germs of the clostridia family. The way in which antisera and vaccines work is described, and in particular, the drug Covexin is discussed. 2 segments.
Topics: Bacterial Toxins -- in animals, Tetanus Toxin -- immunology, Sheep, Veterinary Medicine, Animal...
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A technical film (part of a series) apparently aimed at the inexperienced anaesthetist. Emergency situations together with appropriate equipment are demonstrated. Training staff in resuscitation methods is encouraged. Sylvester's method is recommended, although chest massage and mouth-to-mouth are also shown. Emergencies covered are a female patient who has stopped breathing she is intubated orally and artificial respiration is performed a male patient in cardiac arrest. 3 segments
Topics: Imperial Chemical Industries, ltd Pharmaceuticals Division, Anesthesia, Anesthesia -- history,...
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A propaganda film to encourage care of eyesight. The structure of the eye is shown though models and diagrams and an outline of eye defects and their correction is given. 1 segment.
Topics: Eye, Ophthalmology, Myopia, Hyperopia, Medical sciences, Ophthalmology, Eyesight, Eye,...
A Naval training film in four parts made for the R.N.M.S. This is Part 3: Closed chest cardiac massage. A demonstration of treating cardiac arrest as a result of drowning. As in the other parts, a graphic explanation is showing the physiology behind a heart attack. The technique of closed chest cardiac massage is demonstrated.
Topics: Resuscitation, First Aid
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The film sets forth a technique for dealing with cardiac arrest by opening the chest wall and massage. It is primarily intended for anaesthetists and others who may be forced with a case of arrest in the absence of any surgeon used to thoracotomy. The use of electrical defibrillators is explained, as well as that of drugs. Since, in such an emergency as is described, each has his part to play, the film may appropriately be shown to all theatre personnel (from the ICI catalogue entry). John...
Topic: Cardiology
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A film demonstrating Canti's research into cell behaviour in real-time and time-lapse. This film provides a fascinating insight into the development of the chick embryo.
Topics: Embryonic Development, Cell Biology
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This film has no formal titles or credits but appears to show 'modern' treatments available in the hospital. Intertitles explain the treatments along with footage. Firstly radiography is explained. A child (a boy of around 9 years old) has his shoulder x-rayed. Then a group of doctors and nurses put plaster on a patient's leg prior to x-raying it. Next a woman is given a barium meal and then x-rayed. The resultant x-ray is shown. Silica dust is shown in the lung of another patient together with...
Topic: Hospitals
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Common pin mould is shown by animated diagram growing and sporulating, together with plus and minus strains. The budding of yeast and its use for bread is shown. 2 segments.
Topics: Microbiology, Fungi, Saccharomycetales, Microbiology, Microbiology, Fungi, Saccharomycetales,...
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This historically interesting film depicts ante-natal and post-natal care in the 1930s before the inception of the National Health Service in 1948. Infant and maternal mortality was a concern - this film shows how Queen Charlotte's hospital tackled the problems. Scenes are dramatised of an emergency birth at home as well as scenes within the hospital depicting training and babycare. 4 segments.
Topics: Postnatal Care, Hospitals, Maternity, Parturition, Hospitals, Pregnancy, Birth, Postnatal Care,...
This short film begins with the diagnosis of two children - one with a harmless heart defect and one with an atrial septal secundum defect. Slow-motion animation with synchronized heart sounds and phono-cardiogram are used to demonstrate the significance of the split-second sound in the differential diagnosis of atrial septum secundum. Surgery is performed on the child with the more serious defect. 5 segments.
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Topics: Heart Septal Defects, Atrial, Heart Defects, Congenital, Heart Murmurs, Cardiology, Pediatrics,...
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A technical film (part of a series) apparently aimed at the inexperienced anaesthetist. This video explains the principles of the carbon dioxide absorption technique and demonstrates the two methods in use: single-phase absorption and closed-circuit or two-phase absorption. Firstly the principle of absorption is illustrated using diagrams. Next the equipment is shown being prepared a canister is shown. An anaesthetist is shown preparing a patient nitrous oxide and ether are discharged into the...
Topics: Imperial Chemical Industries, ltd Pharmaceuticals Division, Anesthesia, Closed-Circuit -- History,...
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This is a sales film highlighting the many uses of Elastoplast in medicine. The film indicates that there was an accompanying publication. There are six titles in the series. This is the fifth. The treatments of various sprains and injuries are discussed and demonstrated dislocated thumb, sprained ankle, injuries to the knee, the clavicular joint, tennis elbow and haematoma auris (injury to the ear). 2 segments.
Topics: Sprains and Strains, Thumb -- injuries, Ankle Injuries, Knee Injuries, Tennis Elbow, Hematoma,...
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The film shows the conservative treatment of varicose ulcers and eczema by compression bandaging. Various types of bandages and their uses are demonstrated. Elastoweb and Elastoplast are used throughout. Closing intertitle is 'Available for projection to medical audiences by arrangement.
Topic: Dermatology
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Three reels of film depicting numerous aspects of the routine scientific work of the Henry Lester Institute, founded with a bequest from the trustees of Mr. Henry Lester, broker and medical philanthropist of Shanghai, together with scenes from everyday life in Shanghai, China, before the Japanese conquest of 1935. 2 segments.
Topics: Biomedical Research, Biomedical Research -- history, Medical Research, China, Biomedical Research,...