Choose to live
Parran, Thomas, Jr., 1892-1968
United States. Public Health Service.
American Society for the Control of Cancer.
United States. Extension Service.
- [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Public Health Service, 1940
- Moving image
- Neoplasms -- therapy Research Health Education
- 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.
- The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain. (More information)
- 018 min.
- Black and white
- 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 Unique ID:
- 101218503 (See catalog record)