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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, Midwives. Doctors.
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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, Medical
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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...
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Demonstrates practical ways in which chronically ill or acutely disabled patients of advanced years can be helped to live useful, self-sufficient lives. The film uses case studies from various patients who have become inactive and needed rehabilitation. 5 segments.
Topics: Rehabilitation, Geriatrics, Physical Therapy Modalities, Geriatrics, Rehabilitation, Geriatrics,...
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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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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, Obstetricians. Midwives.
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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, Obstetricians. Doctors. Nurses.
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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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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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 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,...
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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, Pregnant women.
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Blood group determination, technique for making hanging drop preparation of the patient, plus groups 2 and sera: microscopical appearances cross matching of recipient and donor cells and sera. 3 segments.
Topics: Blood Transfusion, Blood Group Antigens, Blood Donors, Blood, Human biology, Blood Transfusion,...
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Shows the effect of wearing ill-fitting shoes and correct care of the feet. 2 segments.
Topics: Foot, Public Health, Podiatry, Foot Bones, Health policy, Human physiology, Medical.
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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, Health care personnel.
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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, Pregnant women.
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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, Health care...
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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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A brief demonstration of a case of a prefrontal brain tumour. The growth was caused by tuberculosis. An x-ray of the patient's head is shown. The operation to remove the tumour is shown, and the removed tumour is displayed. The male patient is shown six months after the surgery, healthy and recovered but with slightly impaired movements. 1 segment.
Topics: Neurology, Prefrontal Cortex -- surgery, Brain Neoplasms, Brain -- surgery, Tuberculosis,...
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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 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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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, Medical.
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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,...
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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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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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Part 2 shows organised growth a rabbit ovum, chick embryo (clearly illustrating cell division) and the development of the thigh bone of the chick. Some sequences show a clock in the corner to illustrate time passing. Histological sections of the femur are shown. An indicator is top right of the frame with the relevant day the sequences were shot. End of Part 2.
Topics: Microscopy, Embryonic development, Embryonic Structures, Cell Biology, Fibroblasts
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 extremely enjoyable film, which contains excellent footage of late 1960's home life, attitudes to food and meal times, addresses obesity in children. A female GP narrates the story of three children who are overweight for their age stressing that although there may be some inherited causes of their obesity, it is mostly due to over-feeding on the part of the parents, what the GP calls a cruel kindness. 3 segments.
Topics: Obesity, Pediatrics, Medical
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This film depicts a standard caesarean section operation, with intertitles explaining the various stages. 3 segments.
Topics: Obstetric Surgical Procedures, Cesarean Section, Birth, Surgery, Obstetricians. Surgeons.
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A lavish historical dramatisation of some of the key figures and events involved in the discovery of the cause of African sleeping sickness around the turn of the century, as seen through the eyes of Sir Patrick Manson (1844-1922), founder of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Dr. Louis Sambon (1865-1931). The film includes material from both 'The Gambian Case' and 'Entebbe Encounter' and was awarded a silver medal at the New York International Film and TV Festival in 1990....
Topics: Tropical Medicine, Trypanosomiasis, African, Gambia, Tropical diseases, Parasites, Medical...
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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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'Science joins the force' scenes from the opening ceremony of the Metropolitan Police Laboratory, Hendon, 10th April 1935 - described as a new lab to catch old lags . Scenes of scientists at work (including Dr. James Davidson, first Director of the Laboratory) and of opening speech by Sir John Gilmour, then Home Secretary. The final frames afford a brief glimpse of Sir Henry Wellcome, a few months before his death, seated among the V.I.P. guests on the platform to the left of Sir John Gilmour....
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Using stylised diagrams throughout, some of them animated, the physiology of the skin is described in an elementary way. Various integuments epidermis growth replacement. Dermis structure. Nails. Touch cells. Sweat glands. Hair follicle. Care of skin. How a blister forms. 3 segments.
Topics: Dermatology, Skin, Hair Follicle, Sweat Glands, Epidermis, Touch, Nails, Blister, Medical sciences,...
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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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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, Eyesight, Medical
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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, Health care personnel.
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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, Microorganisms, Medical students.
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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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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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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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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,...
With high production values, this film dramatises (or semi-dramatises) the plight of a man, Dan Plover, who has epilepsy. Dan is seen drenched through and destitute as he returns to the National Veterans Epilepsy Center, a place where we are told he felt safe in the past, just three months earlier. In cinematic terms, we find out why Dan has returned to the treatment centre by a series of flashbacks. As a child, Dan had petit mal seizures these are dramatised when he was a school pupil. In...
Topics: Seizures, Electroencephalography, Rehabilitation, Epilepsy
A compilation of film rushes, filmed for a national eye test campaign. First there is a waiting room (an optician) with various people reading newspapers waiting and then a woman having an eye examination. There is a London number 233 bus on a street the shot is out-of-focus to indicate how, if your eye-sight was poor, you might miss it if you didn't stop the bus in time. A woman has her eyes examined, followed by point-of-view shots through the bus window. A man, then a girl have their eyes...
Topics: Optometry, Eye, Public Health
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This short film shows microscopic footage of blood flow. 1 segment.
Topics: Blood Circulation, Physiology
A film demonstrating Canti's research into cell behaviour in real-time and time-lapse. This film provides a detailed explanation of fibroblasts including a hand drawing (in view) with labels.
Topics: Fibroblasts, Embryonic Development, Radium, Cell Biology
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An overview of the anatomy and workings of the digestive system is given. Intestinal tract, mouth and oesphaegus, salivary glands, action of saliva, swallowing. Stomach structure, action of gastric juice, cineradiography of stomach. Pancreas. Liver. Gall bladder. Small intestine. Large gut. 3 segments.
Topics: Gastroenterology, Digestion, Digestive System, Saliva, Stomach, Intestine, Small, Intestine, Large,...
A cineradiographic survey of the movements of joints in the human body. Includes wrist, shoulder and knee.
Topics: Cineradiography, Cineradiography -- history, X-Rays
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This short film is presented by Dr G. B Anderson, medical secretary for the British Medical Association. One of a number of films in the Wellcome Library from this collection which promotes the National Eye Service. There are a number of clips of eye examinations and spectables being fitted. 1 segment.
Topics: Optometry, Public Health, Eye
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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 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,...
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
This film has no formal titles or credits but appears to show various activities which take place in the hospital in any given day. Intertitles are used extensively along with footage. The footage in the film is more extensive than the title suggests. Firstly the hospital lab is shown. A bacteriologist is at work (man in a white coat in a laboratory). The intertitles explain the difference between anti-sepsis and a-sepsis (sterilisation). Sterilisation is then shown. A biochemist is seen...
Topic: Hospitals
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
A compilation of film rushes, filmed for a national eye test campaign. First there is a waiting room (an optician) with various people reading newspapers waiting and then a woman having an eye examination. There is a London number 233 bus on a street the shot is out-of-focus to indicate how, if your eye-sight was poor, you might miss it if you didn't stop the bus in time. A woman has her eyes examined, followed by point-of-view shots through the bus window. A man, then a girl have their eyes...
Topics: Optometry, Eye, Public Health
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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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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,...
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Aimed at a general audience, this film is about the structure and function of the ear. The film opens with images of human responses to sound; shots of a level crossing closing; a man listening to car engine; a mother jumping as she hears her baby cry; a woman on the telephone to her husband. Commentary explains that sound is composed of waves that enter the ear. Animated diagrams show the sound waves hitting the ear drum, moving the chain of tiny bones in the middle ear; the hammer; the anvil...
Topics: Ear, Hearing
There are 8 1-minute television infomercials for television broadcast on this reel. 1. Over 35; for this age group, warnings that gum disease rather than tooth decay is a problem (animation). 2. Tooth decay in children and the importance of looking after teeth (animation). 3. In middle-age and beyond, a reminder that your teeth should be considered as 'permanent', "you'll think you're another Peter Pan" (animation). 4. Businessman; "home is where good dental health is" and...
Topics: Dentistry, Hygiene, Oral Health
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Diagrammatic review of the prostate and related organs in normal man. By diagram the anatomy and relations of the prostate and related organs are shown in normal man development hypertrophy effect complications. 3 segments.
Topics: Anatomy, Prostate, Prostatic Hyperplasia, Urinary Tract, Kidney, Urinary Bladder, Anatomy, Human...
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Step by step operative procedure for treatment of total detachment of the retina.
Topics: Ophthalmology, Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures, Eye, Retina
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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, Medical students.
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This amateur film, which has been edited semi-professionally with additional intertitles and maps to orientate the viewer, consists of footage of the homeward journey by the party on SS Rajputana, P&O steamship from Penang to London. The party arrive at Colombo, Ceylon for a meeting of BMA members. There is a traditional native performance of male dancers. In Bombay, an Indian snake charmer is seen in action. Venom is shown being extracted from a snake. The Bombay branch of the BMA greets...
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Topics: Travel, Voyages around the world
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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This amateur film is part 2 of Mr Till's tour of Canada and the US it starts with colour footage of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan with footage shot from the point-of-view of a passenger in a train. The Calgary 'stampede' follows (more a sedate parade past the camera of native Canadians, cowboys, bandsmen and various people on horseback or wagons). There is footage of a rodeo - shot at some distance as well as steer lassooing followed by racing. Till has captured footage from a number of vantage...
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This silent b&w film has intertitles in gothic script (in German). The film features cineradiography of x-rays of the chest shot full-on and side-on. The sequences are listed (in English) on the box on the negative copy 'Respiration (undecipherable)' and 'Deep Child frontal and lateral views', 'Adult frontal and lateral views' 'Adult diaphragm'.
Topics: Thorax, Cineradiography, Cineradiography -- history, Cardiology, X-Rays
Step by step operative procedure shown.
Topics: Ophthalmology, Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures, Eye
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The second of two films recording a surgical thoracoplasty (the removal of ribs) to treat scoliosis. 1 segment.
Topics: Thoracoplasty, Respiratory System, Ribs -- surgery, Scoliosis, Surgery, Medical sciences, Surgeons
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A straightforward record of the operative removal of an enlarged spleen. 1 segment.
Topics: Spleen, Splenic Neoplasms -- surgery, General Surgery, Surgery, Medical sciences, Spleen, Splenic...
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This is the first edition of one of the most notable films in the history of medical and scientific film (subsequent editions 1957, 1971-72, 1978), made to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the publication of Harvey's Exercitatio Anatomica de Motu Cardis et Sanguinis (1628). Against the historical background of classical Galenic and Renaissance cardio-vascular anatomy and physiology, Henry Dale re-enacts Harvey's physiological experiments demonstrating the circualtion of the blood in animals...
Topics: Harvey, William, 1578-1657, Blood Circulation -- history, Physiology -- history, Cardiology --...
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A demonstration by diagram and illustration of the technique for making fillet plaster for tubercular cervical spine and a spine spica in children. 2 segments.
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Topics: Casts, Surgical, Cervical Vertebrae, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Tuberculosis, Spinal -- therapy,...
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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,...
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This black and white, silent film shows the anatomy of muscles. We see dissected muscles and their microscopic structure fibre and fibril. Involuntary and voluntary muscular actions are shown as are muscle-nerve preparations. Fatigue, antagonism and exercise are demonstrated as effects on the muscles. 3 segments.
Topics: Physiology, Muscles, Human physiology, Medical students.
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This amateur film footage is part 3 of Mr Till's tour of Canada and the US here he arrives in Seattle briefly (perhaps to refuel), moving onto Portland and then more aerial shots. He visits the International Exposition in San Francisco the gardens and exhibits are busy. A large crowd gathers to watch a band the Golden Gate bridge is in the background. Till has also captured lots of incidental footage of American people relaxing. The exhibits from other nations are evident. Till flies to Los...
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Dramatisation of the work of a general practitioner and his relationship with one family of patients. Includes a sequence where the doctor offers a female patient a cigarette in his surgery whilst they discuss divorce. The film illustrates some of the pressures a family doctor would be under at the time, and highlights that every patient is an individual. The elder GP speaks with some irony about the pressures on his time but his empathy and willingness to help patients reaps dividends in his...
Topics: Family Practice, Medical profession, Family Practice, Medical. Health care personnel.