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Cultural & Academic Films

This library of academic and cultural films features collections from the Academic Film Archive and the Media Burn Independent Film Archive, as well as a selection of documentaries created by Dorothy Fadiman. In addition, films from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology are presented including those by Watson Kintner who used film to document his world travels, and the popular television show from the 1950s: “What in the World?”

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Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
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A detailed cinematographic record of the classic laboratory technique for dissecting a mosquito to detect malaria parasites. The film describes the oocyst and sporozoite phases of the life-cycle of the malaria parasite within the mosquito before demonstrating how the mosquito's salivary glands are pressed out and prepared for examination so that sporozoites can be identified, and the way in which the stomach is removed and the oocysts are detected. 2 segments.
Topics: Malaria, Tropical Medicine, Dissection, Tropical diseases, Malaria, Malaria, Tropical Medicine,...
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The film shows how mosquitoes should be pinned, how to mount and label pinned insects for permanent display, and how to pack them for dispatch through the post. 1 segment.
Topics: Culicidae, Tropical Medicine, Insects, Tropical diseases, Culicidae, Tropical Medicine, Tropical...
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A high quality and inspiring dramatisation of the story of the first successful pneumonectomy in 1933; a doctor discovers he has lung cancer and his surgeon and he deliberate over whether or not to operate. The real life surgeon and patient then discuss the importance of every man over the age of 45 having an annual chest x-ray to detect lung cancer. Finally, there is a sequence featuring patients (with their specific trades and occupations) who have had a pneumonectomy and made a successful...
Topics: Neoplasms, Early Detection of Cancer
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
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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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Short documentary film describing the causes and symptoms of hay fever and showing how pollen is collected and made into desensitising sets for sufferers. Grasses are grown for their pollen at a Pollenarium. Dr John Freeman describes how he and Leonard Noon devised a potential treatment for sufferers of hay fever. A detailed sequence shows how the grasses are cut and the pollen collected and dried before being weighed and put into bottles, then taken to the laboratory at St. Mary's Hospital in...
Topics: Hay fever, Allergy, Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal -- etiology, Pollen -- adverse effects,...
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Short documentary film describing the causes and symptoms of hay fever and showing how pollen is collected and made into desensitising sets for sufferers. Grasses are grown for their pollen at a Pollenarium. Dr John Freeman describes how he and Leonard Noon devised a potential treatment for sufferers of hay fever. A detailed sequence shows how the grasses are cut and the pollen collected and dried before being weighed and put into bottles, then taken to the laboratory at St. Mary's Hospital in...
Topics: Hay fever, Allergy, Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal -- etiology, Pollen -- adverse effects,...
Gerard Arthus - Books and Items
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'Moment Of Inertia And Damping Of Fluid In Tanks Undergoing Pitching Oscillations', NACA (National Advisory Committee For Aeronautics) Research Memorandum, RM L53E01a. Published by NACA. 11 June 1953. Dimensions are:  199 millimeters width by 263 millimeters height, weight 41.4 grams, and 14 pages. This Digital work was created by Gerard Arthus and is in the Public Domain under the Creative Commons License. Any questions regarding this item should be directed to garthus801@gmail .com For more...
Topics: garthus, garthus1, infoportal, NACA, research memorandum, aeronautics, RML53E01a, 1953
Gerard Arthus - Books and Items
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'A Transonic Wind-Tunnel Investigation Of The Longitudnal Stability And Control Characteristics Of A 0.09-Scale Model Of The Bell X-5 Research Airplane And Comparison With Flight', NACA (National Advisory Committee For Aeronautics) Research Memorandum, RM L53H18, by Ralph P. Bielat and George S. Campbell. Published by NACA. 28 October 1953. Dimensions are:  199 millimeters width by 263 millimeters inches height, weight 167.5 grams, and 70 pages. This Digital work was created by Gerard Arthus...
Topics: garthus, garthus1, infoportal, NACA, research memorandum, aeronautics, RML53E01a, 1953