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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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 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 for dental professionals looks at the danger to dental practioners of using x-ray equipment. It notes many people are aware of the value of dental radiography but many people do not understand the risks (such as infection and malignancy when handling the equipment). The film then goes on to explain the nature of x-rays and x-ray safety.
Topics: Dentistry, Hygiene, Oral Health
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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, Doctors. Nurses.
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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 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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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, Surgeons
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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,...
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A series of shots of cataract extractions. Simple extraction, puncture, lens delivered, anterior chamber irrigated. Needling for secondary cataract. Extraction by buccal vacuum method. 2 segments.
Topics: Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures, Cataract Extraction, Eye, Eyesight, Ophthalmology,...
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Route of needle demonstrated on skeleton, by diagram and on patient. Aspiration and air replacement for encephalography. 2 segments.
Topics: Neurology -- surgery, Neurology, Brain, Surgeons.
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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...
A compilation of films showing good first aid practice as recommended by the World Health Organisation. The films are shot in a plain studio setting and the wounds themselves, such as bleeding etc. are convincingly recreated. 1 segment.
Topics: First Aid, Wounds and Injuries, Injections, Eye
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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 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 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 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 technical film (the first part of a series) apparently aimed at the inexperienced anaesthetist. Most of the film looks at the theory of the stages of anaesthesia using Guedel's chart. This is laboriously annotated with animations to illustrate every reflex present in anaesthesia using the inhalation method. There are four stages of anaesthesia the third stage is when surgery can commence (this is in turn subdivided into planes). The fourth stage is respiratory failure and potentially death....
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Topics: Imperial Chemical Industries, ltd Pharmaceuticals Division, Anesthesia, Anesthesia -- history,...
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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. The first stop is the island of Malta. Local boys offer to dive for money. The ship is met by boats shaped like gondolas. The ship goes onto Gibraltar. There are views of the war memorial and the docks. Troops are on the parade ground. The rock of Gibraltar is seen and a Moorish Castle. A number of people with linked...
Topics: Travel, Voyages around the world
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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.
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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This amateur film, which has been edited semi-professionally with additional intertitles and maps to orientate the viewer, consists of footage shot in the first part of the BMA's World Tour. The opening sequences are of a woman's hand in close-up turning the pages of a journal. Embarkation is via the boat train to Southampton (bystanders wave the departing train on) and then leaving for New York via the Cunard Line liner, MV Georgic. Games such as quoits are played on deck. The Statue of...
Topics: Travel, Voyages around the world
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Normal intestinal movements of a rabbit and a cat are shown in this film. 4 segments.
Topics: Gastroenterology, Intestines, Animals, Physiology, Digestive systems, Doctors.
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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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A record of a caesarean section operation. The procedure is filmed in close up, with explanatory intertitles. 4 segments.
Topics: Cesarean Section, Obstetric Surgical Procedures, Birth, Surgery, Obstetricians. Surgeons.
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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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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, Neurologists. Doctors.
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A step by step account and full surgical demonstration of the abdomino-perineal technique pioneered by W. E. Miles. The intertitles provide very technical and detailed explanations of the steps of the procedure that results in a cancerous tumour being removed. 6 segments.
Topics: Rectal Neoplasms, Colorectal Surgery, Rectum, Surgery, Medical sciences, Surgeons.
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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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A review of the surface of the developing bird, with shots of the blood system under the microscope. Diagrams explain the development of the chick embryo. Techniques of dissection and observation are shown. We see the appearance of the bird at 1.5, 2.5, 3, 5, 6, and 8 days 1 day before hatching. The formation of membranes is also shown. 3 segments.
Topics: Embryology, Birds -- embryology, Embryos, Medical sciences, Embryology, Birds -- embryology,...
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This film for dental professionals looks at the responsibility dental practioners face by using x-ray equipment. The film explains about permissable doses of radiation and safe x-ray equipment installation.
Topics: Dentistry, Radiography Dental, Safety, X-Rays
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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 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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A series of exercises for developing spinal musculature and correcting curvatures. The patients wear special knee and hand pads and do the exercises in a crawling posture. 2 segments.
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Topics: Orthopedics, Spine, Spinal Curvatures -- therapy, Movement education, Orthopedics, Spine, Spinal...
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Shows preparation of a colt for operation to remove a testicle. Exploration of inguinal canals abdomen opened and testicles removed. 3 segments.
Topics: General Surgery, Veterinary Medicine, Horses, Cryptorchidism, Testis, Veterinary medicine, Surgery,...
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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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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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The twenty-two species of blood-feeding tsetse fly are found only in tropical Africa - all can carry the trypanosome parasite that causes African sleeping sickness (African Trypanosomiasis) in man and Nagana in cattle and other domesticated animals.This film gives a detailed account of the life-cycle of the tsetse fly, with special reference to Glossina morsitans. The fly does not lay eggs but gives birth to one living larva at a time, which burrows into the earth and pupates. When the pupa...
Topics: Tsetse Flies -- growth & development, Trypanosomiasis, African, Medical sciences, Medical
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This film, aimed at the general public uses diagrams to explain the four routes of elimination from the human body, the lungs, the skin, the colon and the kidneys.
Topics: Sweating, Urination
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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 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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Unedited film rushes depicting a woman (a teacher?) at a blackboard), a man having an eye test, a page with test types used in eye tests, a woman having her eyes tested, a woman typing. 1 segment.
Topics: Optometry, Public Health, Eye
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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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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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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Outline of the course of blood-flow in man and in chick. Pulmonary circulation in man systematic circulation capillary circulation lymph circulation. 3 segments.
Topics: Physiology, Blood Circulation, Human physiology, Medical students.
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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
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
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Gives simple diagrams of pathology of tuberculosis bacilli and shows school health examination, tuberlin testing, preparation of tuberculin, x-ray and treatment of suspected case. 3 segments.
Topics: Respiratory System, Communicable Diseases, Tuberculosis, X-Rays, Medical sciences, Respiratory...
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A film showing an ovariotomy to treat a large cystoadenoma ovarrii. The appearance of the abdomen before the operation is shown. A paramedian incision is made, exposing the tumour. Fluid content is tapped and collected, adhesions divided and the tumour delivered. Constituents of the pedicle are identified and ligated. The other ovary is examined and removed with preservation of some ovarian tissue. The abdomen is closed and there follows a pathological demonstration of the specimen. 4 segments.
Topics: Gynecology -- surgery, Ovarian Neoplasms -- surgery, Surgery, Medical sciences, Womens health,...
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This short corporate film with a female voiceover shows the manufacturing processes involved in the drug Retrovir. Barry Alcock in charge of Primary Manufacturing at Dartford describes how the drug was introduced, Dave Lemon describes how they met a tight manufacturing deadline, Doug Faulkner talks about quality assurance and Jeff Waddingham, Retrovir Supplies Coordinator, discusses how the product will effectively reach the rest of the world. 2 segments.
Topics: Zidovudine, Drug Compounding, Pharmaceutical industry, Zidovudine, Drug Compounding, Pharmaceutical...
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A demonstration of an emergency thoractomy, cardiac massage and treatment of cardiac arrest by a medical officer. The correct procedure is shown by diagram and then by demonstration of the heart itself.
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Topic: Cardiology
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A well articulated and structured history of antibiotics with examples from nature about the value of bacteria and molds. It has high production values such as stock footage and good quality animations. The action of antibiotics is described despite the rise of diseases illustrated via animation. Sulfonamides, then bacitracin, streptomycin and polymyxin were all developed as antigonists to diseases. The film outlines the desired therapeutic properties of antibiotics and discusses their...
Topics: Pharmacology, Anti-Bacterial Agents, Oxytetracycline, Sulfonamides
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This film illustrates the many components of the respiratory system, from the nose and throat to the lungs, with the aid of many informative intertitles, illustrations, animations and examples using human models. 2 segments.
Topics: Respiratory System, Respiratory systems, Respiratory System, Medical students. Medical.
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This amateur film with some intertitles illustrates a tour of India. There is footage of major landmarks (the Red Fort, the Taj Mahal) and people on the streets. The places visited are Ludhiania, Agra, Nagpur, Hyderabad (Deccan). Dr K Nayak with Colonel MacGregor pose for the camera. The tour continues to Madras and Calcutta with various general views and a day at the races. From Calcutta, Dr S.P. Chandhuri and Colonel R.N. Chopra pose. The tour continues to Assam (Shillong) and Mariani. 1...
Topics: Travel, Voyages around the world
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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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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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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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Film of treatment of syringomyelia (disorder in which a cyst or cavity forms within the spinal cord). Two operation sequences, each showing exposure of cervical spinal cord, aspiration of syringomyelic cavity, longitudinal division of the cord and closure of dura. Also shows the post-operative condition of several patients. 2 segments.
Topics: Orthopedics -- surgery, Spinal Cord, Syringomyelia -- surgery, Surgery, Medical sciences,...
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A straightforward account of an operation to reduce the colorectum and remove a carcinoma of the rectum. 4 segments.
Topics: Colorectal Surgery, Gastrointestinal Neoplasms, Colon -- surgery, Colonic Neoplasms, Surgery,...
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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 record of an operation to treat an unspecified bladder problem in a female patient. The abdomen and bladder are incised and a catheter is inserted. 2 segments.
Topics: Cystectomy, Urinary Bladder, Surgery, Medical sciences, Cystectomy, Urinary Bladder, Surgeons.
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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...
This film has formal titles with a credit at the beginning. The film shows various activities which take place in the hospital in any given day. Intertitles are used extensively along with footage. The film starts at 7.00am with nurses leaving their residence in Ranmoor, a district of Sheffield, and using a trolley bus to reach the hospital. After they are seen arriving, delivery lorries bring various food supplies which are then unloaded. Next the hospital board is shown meeting to discuss...
Topic: Hospitals
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The use of the anaesthetic Evipan for minor operations is demonstrated, such as teeth extraction and application of spinal analgesic. A list of procedures is shown as recommended by Dr Ronald Jarman and A. Lawrence in The Lancet 1934.
Topic: Anesthesia
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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...