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Author(s):
Parran, Thomas, 1892-1968
United States. Public Health Service.
American Society for the Control of Cancer.
United States. Extension Service.
Publication Date:
1940
Publisher:
[Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Public Health Service, 1940
Language(s):
English
Format:
Moving image
018 min.
Sound
Black and white
Subject(s):
Neoplasms -- therapy
Research
Health Education
Rights:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain.
Identifier(s):
NLMUID: 101218503 (See catalog record)
Permanent Link:
http://resource.nlm.nih.gov/101218503
Description:
Surgeon General Dr. Thomas Parran introduces this film by discussing the war against cancer. He says everyone is a possible cancer victim and that one in ten people die of cancer. The film dramatizes one woman's experience with cancer, showing how education about cancer removes fears and helps overcome the disease. Includes many shots of technicians performing research in laboratories at the National Institutes of Health with Dr. L.R. Thompson explaining the role of NIH in the war against cancer. Dr. Carl Verglen of the National Cancer Institute decribes the various methods of treatment: surgery, x-rays, and radium. The film shows radium in containers, on a lead conveyor machine, and radon in tubes being implanted in the cancer itself. Dr. C.C. Little of the American Society for the Control of Cancer appears. The film also shows Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the bill designating one month each year as Cancer Control Month.
Credits: Director, W. Allen Luey ; medical director, C.V. Adkin ; script, Clifton R. Read ; production manager, Ernest R. Bryan ; photographer, Carl F. Turvey.
Received: April 2004; purchased; from the National Archives and Records Administration.
NLM Permanence Rating: Permanent: Stable content
Author(s):
Parran, Thomas, 1892-1968
United States. Public Health Service.
American Society for the Control of Cancer.
United States. Extension Service.
Publication Date:
1940
Publisher:
[Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Public Health Service, 1940
Language(s):
English
Format:
Moving image
018 min.
Sound
Black and white
Subject(s):
Neoplasms -- therapy
Research
Health Education
Rights:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain.
Identifier(s):
See catalog record: 101218503
Permanent Link:
http://resource.nlm.nih.gov/101218503
Description:
Surgeon General Dr. Thomas Parran introduces this film by discussing the war against cancer. He says everyone is a possible cancer victim and that one in ten people die of cancer. The film dramatizes one woman's experience with cancer, showing how education about cancer removes fears and helps overcome the disease. Includes many shots of technicians performing research in laboratories at the National Institutes of Health with Dr. L.R. Thompson explaining the role of NIH in the war against cancer. Dr. Carl Verglen of the National Cancer Institute decribes the various methods of treatment: surgery, x-rays, and radium. The film shows radium in containers, on a lead conveyor machine, and radon in tubes being implanted in the cancer itself. Dr. C.C. Little of the American Society for the Control of Cancer appears. The film also shows Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the bill designating one month each year as Cancer Control Month.
Credits: Director, W. Allen Luey ; medical director, C.V. Adkin ; script, Clifton R. Read ; production manager, Ernest R. Bryan ; photographer, Carl F. Turvey.
Received: April 2004; purchased; from the National Archives and Records Administration.
NLM Permanence Rating: Permanent: Stable content