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  • Wellcome Showreel

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    Showreel with representative clips from the Wellcome Library's moving image and sound collection. Full clip information is here: http://catalogue.wellcomeli... Show less
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    • First test tube baby Louise Brown (1978) - Duration: 2 minutes, 19 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
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      A video news release about the birth of Louise Brown, the first baby successfully conceived through IVF. This video was made from material preserved by the BFI National Archive. Find out more: http...
    • War Neuroses: Netley Hospital (1917), pt. 1 of 5 - Duration: 6 minutes, 9 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 172,817 views
      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 W...
    • Removal of Tonsils and Adenoids (1930), pt 1 of 2 - Duration: 5 minutes, 24 seconds.

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      Part 1 of 2. This silent British film shows the steps of an operation for removal of tonsils by dissection and of adenoids by La Force Guillotine (a type of surgical instrument). 2 segments. Find o...
    • War Neuroses: Netley Hospital (1917), pt. 4 of 5 - Duration: 5 minutes, 11 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 116,115 views
      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 W...
    • The discovery of penicillin (1964) - Duration: 11 minutes.

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      • 103,420 views
      A government produced film about the discovery of penicillin by Sir Alexander Fleming, and the continuing development of its use as an antibiotic by Howard Florey and Ernst Boris Chain. The film us...
    • Acute Encephalitis Lethargica (1925) - Duration: 2 minutes, 31 seconds.

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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'. Find out m...
    • Mechanism of Labour (1934) - Duration: 4 minutes, 25 seconds.

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      The film illustrates the mechanisms of labour in childbirth by means of a model pelvis and foetal skull, viewed from in front and from below. Produced by R.S.S. Stratham at the Department of Obstet...
    • Prefrontal Tuberculoma (1933) - Duration: 8 minutes, 8 seconds.

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      A brief demonstration from Britain of a case of a prefrontal brain tumour. 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 life cycle of the tsetse fly (1987) Pt. 1 of 2 - Duration: 4 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 81,527 views
      A detailed account of the life-cycle of the tsetse fly, with special reference to Glossina morsitans. The twenty-two species of blood-feeding tsetse fly are found only in tropical Africa - all can ...
    • Childbirth: Richard's Story - Duration: 6 minutes, 7 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 59,206 views
      In this short film a father tells his side of the birth of his baby. Includes footage of the actual birth. This video was made from material preserved by the BFI National Archive. Find out more: ht...
    • Fillet and spica plaster (1936) Pt. 1 of 2 - Duration: 8 minutes, 40 seconds.

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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. Find out more: http://catalogue.wellcomelibrary.o...
    • Jugular venous pulse (1957) Pt. 2 of 4 - Duration: 5 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 53,869 views
      This film shows how clinical observation and instrumental analysis of the wave forms characteristic of abnormal venous pulsation can assist in the differential diagnosis of cardiac abnormalities. F...
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  • Public health Play

    A selection of fascinating public information films dating from 1910s to the 1990s.
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  • Animated films Play

    A selection of animated educational short films.
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  • Imaging the body Play

    Films detailing various techniques to visualise the body and its processes, including radiography, electrocardiography and endoscopy.
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