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Animated story of man's conquest of the soil through the ages with background of narration and ballads. Starts with prehistoric times and ends in the present, showing how oil-powered machines have banished the threat of famine.
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Universal Newsreels
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1) Salk vaccine being administered, to babies, twin girls, Indians of Oklahoma (2) Thomas Gates become Secy Navy at Pentagon, Radford replaced by Twining, arrival of Brazil general Vaza to consult defense planners, Ike given medal by Pan-American Society (partial newsreel).
Universal Newsreels
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(1) Tel Aviv Israel protest against UN order to evacuate Gaza and Sinai in Mideast and Suez (2) Photoplay awards in los Angeles, to Rock Hudson as most popular actor (partial newsreel)
Universal Newsreels
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7/5/54 California - An intensive "wetback" round-up is the latest episode in the Immigration Department's incessant battle against migrant laborers who illegally ford the Rio Grande to work in the rich farm land around Stockton. Volume 27 Number 584
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Universal Newsreels
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"Chicago, IL: Parents and pupils join in a huge demonstration, tangling traffice for blocks as hundreds of thousands line the streets of the Loop to watch the bizarre procession staged by employees of the Board of Education, whose pay is eight months in arrears." (some parts silent of this partial newsreel without narration)
Universal Newsreels
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"Eads, Colorado: Spectacular scenes reminiscent of the Old West are revived as cowboys start their annual round-up of four thousand steers from the summer ranges in the mountains to the winter grazing grounds in the lowlands." - no sound
Universal Newsreels
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"Provincetown, Mass.: The brassy voice of this historic village's recently-appointed Town Crier forces attention to his recital of community news delivered in time-honored manner." (some parts silent of this partial newsreel without narration)
Universal Newsreels
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Universal Newsreels
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(1) "Fort Meade, MD: Mechanical monsters of the 66th U. S. Infantry (Light Tanks) sweep everything before them as they advance through smoke and shell fire to the attack. A thrilling sight, from daylight to dark, as the 'battle wagons' roll along." (2) Seabiscuit Wins match Race - "Pimlico, MD: The horse racing classic of the Century! War Admiral, the favorite, is beaten by three lengths as C. S. Howard's West Coast wonder horse takes the sensational match race that thrills...
Universal Newsreels
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(1) German Invasion of Russia - "The war's most amazing about-face! Nazi Germany and Red Russia, partners in crime for the Polish campaign, are engaged in a life-and-death struggle along 2,000 miles of frontier. Millions of men and thousands of tanks and planes lock forces in what may well be the turning point of the war. " scenes include stock pictures of Russian farms, military, tanks, Molotov and Japan sign treaty (some sound) (2) "Washington, DC: The Russian envoy, Ambassador...
Universal Newsreels
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"The fifth year of the war sees invincible Russia triumphant over the enemy as the Nazis are steadily repulsed and forced to retreat from every front." scenes with some sound include artillery and injured infantry; fighter plane shot down; tanks advance, cavalry, flamethrower, dead soldiers. (partial newsreel)
Universal Newsreels
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(1) "We accompany one of the 2,000 American plane formations that are bringing ruin and panic to Berlin. Miles of vapor-streaks are trailing after the huge Flying Fortresses, winging through the frigid sky. Crews are 'on oxygen.' Then Berlin is sighted and the bombs start cascading downward. The scene below is like a field of mushrooms. Flak comes up, and one of our motors goes dead. We head back to Blighty. Some shops drop flares announcing wounded aboard, and instant medical care is...
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Universal Newsreels
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(1) Campaign in Burma "In Burma we see Admiral Lord Mountbatten, the late Major General Wingate and the ace air-director, Colonel 'Flip Corkan' watching Colonial troops depart for heavy action. We move out into the muddy combat areas and watch air transport drop bales of rice and munitions. Allied tanks and infantry are slogging through. Further afield we encounter General Stilwell's Chinese armies (armed with Yank equipment), then we watch them advance through the jungle country. The...
Universal Newsreels
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"After the ruins, which had been Cassino, are entered, we see the Allied Generals Alexander, Mark Clark, Truscott, Juin et al in conference. As we roll forward with their troops, significant signs mark out enemy mines, booby traps...and the road to Rome." (partial newsreel)
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Universal Newsreels
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(1) Battle for Rome - "While action see-saws at the Italian Front, hordes of Germans are shown marching in one direction, to our rear. They are prisoners of the Yanks and of the French. Nor is their stubbornness diminished by the sight of numerous German dead." (2) Nazis Wreck Warehouse - "Nazi bombers set off a fire which consumes one of our warehouses in Italy. In a tight squeeze, a truck full of G.I. shoes are saved." (3) Bomb Rome Rail Yards - "Flying Fortresses fly...
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Universal Newsreels
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"The Fortunes of War at Rome Beneath the century old Colliseum in Rome, the Nazis are shown triumphantly parading American and British prisoners, captured in the ferocious action at Anzio. Field Marshal Kesselring takes a good look southward through his field glasses, where the Allied drive is. A forced evacuation of Rome is ordered. Beneath the same century old Colliseum in Rome we see Allied heavy equipment rolling in, with General Mark Clark, the center of attention for all the cheering...
Universal Newsreels
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"Allies Advance in France With the Allies in France, Shortly after United Nation troops establish their beachhead, King George visits the front and General Charles De Gaulle is cheered by local populace. Thousands of prisoners are captured as take Cherbourg." (partial newsreel)
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Universal Newsreels
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(1) 3rd Army blasts Nazi Strongholds - "Siege of Metz - Gen. Eisenhower visits Gen. Patton's American 3rd Army, on the battle lines at Metz. Tanks, mortars, bazookas, 155mm. artillery - all are used in battering at this Nazi location in the famed Siegfried Line." (2) Free Greeks Hail Allied Deliverance - "Athens Is Free - A British armada steams into the port of Athens, to be joined ashore by colorful bewhiskered Greek partisans. The undamaged Acropolis signalizes the eternal...
Universal Newsreels
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"Flemington, NJ: Witnesses connect the kidnap ladder with wood purchased by Hauptmann. The ancient Court House and its surroundings receive a wintry coating of white, but Col. Lindbergh braves the cold without hat or coat." man speaks for the defense; newsreel ending and NRA eagle. (some parts silent of this partial newsreel without narration)
Universal Newsreels
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(1) Allies Seize German Loot and Criminals - "With Germany's complete capitulation, her various leaders present diverse pictures as they are forced from their habitats, into surrender. Hermann Goering, Number Two Nazi, seems dazed as all the dangling medals are removed from his broad chest and he is subjected to a blistering press conference with British and U.S. correspondents. Discovery of his vast collection of stolen art treasures at Berchtesgaden, only adds to his discomfiture. Field...
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Universal Newsreels
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(1) "The Roer Offensive - The U..S. 1st Army and the U.S. 9th Army open their concerted attacks on the Roer River fortresses which guard the approach to the all important Cologne Plain. Intensive bombardments precede their fighting advances into Julich. Linnich, Neuss, Baal and Erklenz. Pontoon bridge approach to the various cities reveal them to be in ruins. Gen. Simpson, Commandant of the U.S. 9th Army, accompanies Gen. Eisenhower on a tour of inspection of ruined Julich and its famous...
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Universal Newsreels
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(1) Nuremberg trials continue, covered by cameras and press, chart shown of "entire Hitler dynasty" (2) German War Plant Razed - Gen. Truscott oversees blowing up of I.G. Farbin explosives factory. (partial newsreel)
Universal Newsreels
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White Sands NM V-2 rocket with camera makes film of earth as rocket rises and spins, 65 miles down, shows curvature of earth, "An observer in the rocket could have seen San Diego, Salt Lake City, Kansas City, and San Antonio" (partial newsreel).
Universal Newsreels
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"Washington: Evidence found on the Maryland farm of Whittaker Chambers, forging a new link in the chain of spy data, is examined by Congressman Nixon and Chief Investigator Stribling of the House Un-American Activities Caommittee. The film may answer a lot of questions the country is asking." - Nixon looks at microfilm, the so-called pumpkin papers, Chambers says "Hiss is lying", pictures of pumpkin patch (no sound) (partial newsreel).
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Educational Films
by New York University. Educational Film Institute
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A documentary study of workers displaced by automatic machinery in a typical American steel town in the 1920's and 1930's. Follows the development of the town and depicts the life of its people as being bound up in the fortunes of the mill. Points out that with the introduction of labor-saving devices the men were no longer needed in the mill, and shows how war made such a demand on manpower that there was a scarcity of men adequately trained for the jobs. Suggests the need for the constant...
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Topics: Automation, United States., Steel industry and trade, Iron and steel workers, Moving-pictures,...
Stock Footage
by Art Carter
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The complete film can be found at: http://www.archive.org/details/volcanoes
Topics: stock footage, standard 4:3, historic, 1955, volcanoes, Kilauea, Puna District, Hawaii, eruption,...
The Field Museum of Natural History Library
by Field Museum of Natural History. Chicago, Illinois.
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The Mandel Caribbean Expedition, sponsored by Leon Mandel of Chicago, was conducted with his assistance and the use of his yacht, the Buccaneer, in the Caribbean region from January 1 to February 9, 1940. The expedition included Field Museum staff members Rudyerd Boulton, Curator of Birds, and, D. Dwight Davis, Assistant Curator of Anatomy and Osteology.
Topics: Expedition, Scientific Collecting, Caribbean Region
The Field Museum of Natural History Library
by Field Museum of Natural History. Chicago, Illinois.
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The Mandel Caribbean Expedition, sponsored by Leon Mandel of Chicago, was conducted with his assistance and the use of his yacht, the Buccaneer, in the Caribbean region from January 1 to February 9, 1940. The expedition included Field Museum staff members Rudyerd Boulton, Curator of Birds, and, D. Dwight Davis, Assistant Curator of Anatomy and Osteology.
Topics: Expedition, Zoology, Scientific Collecting, Caribbean Region, Birds
The Field Museum of Natural History Library
by Field Museum of Natural History. Chicago, Illinois.
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The Mandel Caribbean Expedition, sponsored by Leon Mandel of Chicago, was conducted with his assistance and the use of his yacht, the Buccaneer, in the Caribbean region from January 1 to February 9, 1940. The expedition included Field Museum staff members Rudyerd Boulton, Curator of Birds, and, D. Dwight Davis, Assistant Curator of Anatomy and Osteology.
Topics: Expedition, Zoology, Scientific Collecting, Caribbean Region, Birds
The Field Museum of Natural History Library
by Field Museum of Natural History. Chicago, Illinois.
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Film of the Field Museum-Williamson Expedition to the Bahamas during the spring and early summer of 1929. The expedition was for the primary purpose of collecting material and specimens for the Museum's projected new Hall of Fishes. Mr. J.E. Williamson of New York, participated in the expedition and supplied equipment for submarine observations. Taxidermist Leon L. Pray accompanied the expedition.
Topics: Expedition, Zoology, Marine Life, Caribbean, Taxidermy
PeriscopeFilm
by U.S. Navy
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While the Battle of the Atlantic that took place during WWII is well known, the struggle to get troops, man and supplies to Europe from the USA during World War I was also momentous. German U-boats took a frightening toll on American ships, and their brazen raids are in fact one of the key reasons America declared war on Germany and its allies. This film is a short portrait of the struggle, showing how lookouts, convoys, and new weapons such as the depth-charge-firing "Y gun" were...
Topic: U.S. Navy educational film.
PeriscopeFilm
by Affiliated Film Productons
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Details the work of the U.S. Coast Guard in the international sea lanes of the Northern Pacific, where icebergs are a constant threat to passenger and cargo ships. USCG patrol vessels track ice formations, assisted by B-17 aircraft. Features footage of the famed liner Queen Mary and USCGC Mendota (WHEC-69), an Owasco class high endurance cutter. Mendota was scrapped in 1974.
Topic: U.S. Coast Guard educational film.
A/V Geeks
by King Screen Productions
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Dramatizes the ordeal of an Indian boy in his endurance and ritual ascent to manhood. Shows how Indian customs clash with twentieth-century values, by giving some background into the Indian cultural heritage.
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Topics: native americans, educational film
Educational Films
by Springer Pictures, Inc.
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Film courtesy of The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) DIRECTOR: Edgar. G Ulmer. SPONSOR: National Tuberculosis Association / U.S. Office of Indian Affairs. PRODUCTION: Springer Pictures, Inc. CAMERA: Robert Cline. EDITOR: H.E. Mandl. CAST: Howard Gorman, Sammy Day, Geraldine Birdsbill, Richard Hogner, W.W. Peter, M.D. NARA ARC Identifier: 98574 Boasting the assistance of the Navajo Service and the Untied States Office of Indian Affairs, Another to Conquer was targeted at...
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A/V Geeks
by United Films
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This film courtesy of The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). DIRECTOR: No directorial credit indicated. SPONSOR: National Tuberculosis Association. PRODUCTION: United Films. NOTE: No record associated with this alternate version has been uncovered. More calmly narrated than what we might call the “Ulmer” version, this version also elides the deaths that introduce the other film. Julie and Roy are still central characters though, strangely, it seems that the NTA itself is...
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Educational Films
by DeFrenes Studios
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This film courtesy of The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). DIRECTOR: Edgar Ulmer. SPONSOR: National Tuberculosis Association. PRODUCTION: DeFrenes Studios. CAMERA: Joseph Noble. EDITOR: Hans Mandl. NARRATOR: Alois Havrilla. CAST: Wilma Caspar, Edward Mulhern. NARA ARC Identifier: 98572 Aimed at spreading the word to young, working or college age white Americans, the film takes place in “EVERY TOWN USA” (which actually turns out to be Philadelphia, where the film was...
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Educational Films
by Eastman Teaching Films
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Also known as "Seashore Animals". Shows an anemone and its relative the sea feather, feather dusters (marine tube worms), and sea urchins. Close-ups of starfish show how their tube feet assist them in feeding. Reveals the tentacles of the anemone in action.
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Topics: educational films, ephemeral films, marina animals
Educational Films
by William L Finley, Irene Finley
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Educational Films
by Eastman Teaching Films
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Close-ups of a pond's surface reveal striders skimming along the surface, a water bug seizing and eating a minnow, and a scorpion coming up to the water's surface for air. Shows dragon and damsel flies in detail." Also known as "Some Water Insects 
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Topic: Aquatic insects.
Sci-Fi / Horror
by George Edwards, Aaron Spelling
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Allan (Anthony Perkins) is blamed for an accidental fire that killed his father (Kent Smith), disfigured his sister (Julie Harris) and landed him in an institution. Eight months later, partially blind and guilt-stricken, he's let out of an institution and rents a room from his estranged sibling in an effort to put his life back together, but someone is out for revenge and wants to drive him crazy.
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Topics: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Anthony Perkins
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
by Weirton Steel Company
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Investigation of German industrial production capabilities after the devastation of World War II. With striking images of destroyed German cities and factories. Amateur film made by George T. Fonda, assistant to the president, Weirton Steel Company.
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Topics: World War II: Postwar issues, World War II: Germany, Germany
FedFlix
by Department of Defense
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Department of Defense PIN 29778 MANAGEMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL CASUALTIES SORTING PSYCHOLOGICAL CASUALTIES FOLLOWING NUCLEAR ATTACK - SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENT OF NORMAL DISASTER REACTIONS, MILD INCAPACITY, MODERATE REACTIONS AND SEVERE CASES.
Topics: dod.gov, public.resource.org
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
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This film illustrates the scope and value of this form of x-ray examination, especially in case records. The film comprises of a series of x-ray sequences showing movement of the fingers and thumbs, wrists, elbows, shoulders, knees, ankles and feet. 2 segments.
Topics: Medicine -- History, Radiography, Cineradiography -- history, Medical Science, Medical equipment,...
FedFlix
by Department of Defense
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Department of Defense ICECAP PIN 30189 1965 U.S. RESEARCH AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS ON GREENLAND ICECAP, WITH FOCUS ON WORK OF ARMED FORCES SINCE 1950 - STRESS ON MILITARY AND POLICING IMPORTANCE OF AREA.
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Topics: dod.gov, public.resource.org
FedFlix
by Department of Defense
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Department of Defense PIN 50912 HYPERBARIC CHAMBER USE OF OXYGEN BREATHING IN HIGH PRESSURE CHAMBERS IN THE TREATMENT OF CERTAIN DISEASES, WOUNDS, AND FOR DIVERS AND AVIATORS SUFFERING FROM THE "BENDS" HAS BEEN SHOWN TO BE EFFECTIVE IN MANY CASES. THE AIR FORCE'S SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE AT BROOKS AFB, TEXAS, HAS BEEN A PIONEER IN THIS TREATMENT USING A "HYPERBARIC CHAMBER."
Topics: dod.gov, public.resource.org
FedFlix
by Federal Security Agency
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Federal Security Agency U.S. Office of Education, Division of Visual Aids Heat Treatment of Aluminum Part 2 AVA12785VNB1, 1945 This program explains the nature of cold working operations, crystalline structure of aluminum alloys, ship planes and deformation, and microstructure changes.
Topics: dod.gov, public.resource.org
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
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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,...
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
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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,...
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
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A technical film (part of a series) apparently aimed at the inexperienced anaesthetist. The opening sequence with scrolling text explains why barbiturates are the preferred agent for intravenous anaesthesia as they are quickly absorbed into the blood stream. Three barbiturates are referred to and it is the third, Pentothal, which is demonstrated in this film. Case studies which illustrate good practice in the application of intraventous anaesthesia and the monitoring of patients as well as...
Topics: Imperial Chemical Industries, ltd Pharmaceuticals Division, Anesthesia, Anesthesia -- history,...
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
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A technical film (part of a series) apparently aimed at the inexperienced anaesthetist. Intubation is shown either orally or nasally depending on where on the body the operation is to be performed. With the aid of intertitles each section outlines the apparatus required as well as the appropriate preparation and care of the tubing used. Patients are shown being prepared for anaesthesia. Maintenance of anaesthesia with a variety of scenarios is shown, then finally, extubation. Endotrachael...
Topics: Imperial Chemical Industries, ltd Pharmaceuticals Division, Anesthesia, Anesthesia -- history,...
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
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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 two of two. 2 segments
Topics: Imperial Chemical Industries, ltd Pharmaceuticals Division, Anesthesia, Anesthesia -- history,...
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
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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,...
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
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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...
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
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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,...
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
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This film illustrates the movement and agglutination of typhoid (2 mins 30 secs) and then cholera bacilli (2 mins 30 secs). Probably one of the earliest surviving film records of bacteriological research. Some of the footage could be from the Bombay Plague Laboratory (now the Haffkine Institute). A 35mm negative on nitrate film was donated to the Wellcome Library by the Research Defence Society, although the original provenance of the film and its use are unknown. 1 segment.
Topics: Bacteriology, Research, Typhoid Fever, Cholera, Bacteria, Bacteria, Bacteriology, Bacteriology,...
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
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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,...
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
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Demonstrates manipulative treatment for subluxation of the cervical spine, following the removal of the tonsils and adenoids, and for an anterior dislocation of the cervical spine. Two case studies are shown. The first is a young boy who is shown prior to treatment with intertitles describing his condition and successful treatment. The second is a male who is shown prior to and during physiotherapy treatment. 1 segment.
Topics: Orthopedics, Physical Therapy Modalities, Cervical Vertebrae, Human physiology, Medical sciences,...
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
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A demonstration of Faradic and Galvanic electric currents on individual muscles also shown in slow motion. The involuntary reactions of the subject are shown, often movements of the arm or twitches. 4 segments.
Topics: Electrodiagnosis, Electric Stimulation, Physiology, Electrodiagnosis, Electric Stimulation, Doctors.
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
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A demonstration of Faradic and Galvanic electric currents on individual muscles. 3 segments.
Topics: Electrodiagnosis, Electric Stimulation, Physiology, Electrodiagnosis, Electric Stimulation, Doctors
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
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Opening with the clinical aspect, the film proceeds to show a complete record of an operation to treat Graves Disease (a common form of hyperthyroidism). 4 segments.
Topics: Goiter, Graves Disease -- surgery, Thyroid Gland -- abnormalities, Surgery, Goiter, Graves Disease...
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
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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,...
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
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Shows the preparation of the syringe exclusion of spirit or antiseptic. A fully equipped trolley is displayed. The position of the patient and the preparation of the arm are highlighted. 1 segment.
Topics: Hematology, Serologic Tests, Blood, Medical sciences, Hematology, Serologic Tests, Blood, Medical...
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
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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,...
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
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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 fourth. Various skin ailments are shown, and treatment is described and demonstrated. Before and after treatment shots are shown. The treatment of impetigo, bed sores, boils and warts is discussed. 1 segment.
Topics: Skin, Skin Diseases, Dermatology, Medical sciences, Skin, Skin Diseases, Dermatology, Doctors.
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
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Complete record of the operation of gingivectomy on a patient aged nineteen with hypertrophic gingivitis. 4 segments.
Topics: Dentistry, Periodontal Diseases, Gingivitis, Gingiva, Dentistry, Dentistry, Periodontal Diseases,...
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
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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.
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
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Demonstration of an operation for acute mastoiditis (infection of the temporal bone) in a six-year-old child, followed by a demonstration of an operation for an abscess of the post-aural lymphatic gland. 3 segments.
Topics: Ear -- surgery, Mastoid, Mastoiditis -- surgery, Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Surgery, Medical sciences,...
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This film contains a demonstration of details of the reduction, fixation and eventual mobilisation of a case of crush fracture of the fourth lumbar vertebra without nerve injury. The method of moving the prone, male patient is demonstrated and a double layered stockinette vest is fitted. A web harness is put around the patients shoulders and they are suspended between two tables while the plaster jacket is applied. No anaesthesia is used. The patient is shown commencing exercises and we see an...
Topics: Spine, Spinal Injuries -- therapy, Physical Therapy (Specialty), Medical sciences, Spine, Spinal...
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Application of wire splint in hyper-extension under local anaesthesia. Reduction of fracture by bending splint. X-ray pictures before and after reduction. 1 segment.
Topics: Orthopedics, Finger Injuries, Medical sciences, Orthopedics, Finger Injuries, Doctors.
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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 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 third, and shows how to apply Elastoplast to various post-operative wounds. 1 segment.
Topics: Bandages, Medical sciences, Bandages, Doctors.
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A step by step account of this operative procedure to examine the patient's brain for evidence of a tumour. A circle of skull is removed using specialised equipment, the brain examined, the bone flap replaced, and the patient is seen in bed at the end of the procedure. 4 segments.
Topics: Neurology -- surgery, Craniotomy, Brain, Medical sciences, Surgery, Neurology, Brain, Neurology --...
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An operation, performed by master facial surgeons Gillies and McIndoe, to correct a facial paralysis in a young man. The surgery is shown in detail and explained step by step through intertitles. Immediately after the operation, over-correction is noted in the patient. Later results show the patient's face with increased mobility and little scarring. A further patient, a young boy with the same condition, is shown smiling and eating a biscuit. 3 segments.
Topics: Facial Paralysis -- surgery, Face -- surgery, Surgery, Medical sciences, Facial Paralysis --...
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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, Neurology -- surgery, Surgeons.
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A straightforward demonstration of the main features of this operation to remove the left kidney. 4 segments.
Topics: Nephrectomy, Kidney, Surgery, Nephrectomy, Kidney, Surgeons.