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The traitor within

Contributor(s):
John Sutherland Productions.
American Cancer Society.
Publication:
[Atlanta, Ga.] : J. Sutherland Productions, c1946
Language(s):
English
Format:
Moving image
Subject(s):
Neoplasms
Genre(s):
Instructional Films and Videos
Abstract:
In this cartoon film directed at the non-medical public, cancer statistics are given, cancer myths are refuted, cancer warning signals are presented, and the growth and effect of cancer cells within the body are shown. Cartoons illustrate: normal cell function in the body; the appearance and growth of neoplastic cells and their destruction of normal cells; cure of cancer by surgery, radiation therapy, and radium implants; spread of untreated cancer through the lymphatic system to the circulatory system; and the danger signals that indicate that cancer is present, e.g. any sore that does not heal, irregular bleeding or discharge from any natural body orifice, progressive change in any wart, mole, or birthmark, persistent indigestion, hoarseness, persistent cough, difficult swallowing, or any change in normal bowel habits. A pathologist is shown examining tissue under a microscope.
Rights:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain.
Extent:
010 min.
Color:
Color
Sound:
Sound
Credits:
Director, George Gordon ; story, Norm Wright ; music, Paul Smith ; art direction, Bernice Polifka ; animation, Pete Burness, Irven Spence, Elmer Swanson.
Provenance:
Received: (date unknown) as a donation from the United States Public Health Service.
Technique:
Animation
NLM Unique ID:
8800550A (See catalog record)
Contributor(s):
John Sutherland Productions.
American Cancer Society.
Publication:
[Atlanta, Ga.] : J. Sutherland Productions, c1946
Language(s):
English
Format:
Moving image
Subject(s):
Neoplasms
Genre(s):
Instructional Films and Videos
Abstract:
In this cartoon film directed at the non-medical public, cancer statistics are given, cancer myths are refuted, cancer warning signals are presented, and the growth and effect of cancer cells within the body are shown. Cartoons illustrate: normal cell function in the body; the appearance and growth of neoplastic cells and their destruction of normal cells; cure of cancer by surgery, radiation therapy, and radium implants; spread of untreated cancer through the lymphatic system to the circulatory system; and the danger signals that indicate that cancer is present, e.g. any sore that does not heal, irregular bleeding or discharge from any natural body orifice, progressive change in any wart, mole, or birthmark, persistent indigestion, hoarseness, persistent cough, difficult swallowing, or any change in normal bowel habits. A pathologist is shown examining tissue under a microscope.
Rights:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain.
Extent:
010 min.
Color:
Color
Sound:
Sound
Credits:
Director, George Gordon ; story, Norm Wright ; music, Paul Smith ; art direction, Bernice Polifka ; animation, Pete Burness, Irven Spence, Elmer Swanson.
Provenance:
Received: (date unknown) as a donation from the United States Public Health Service.
Technique:
Animation
NLM Unique ID:
8800550A (See catalog record)