This film introduces the work of the newly formed World Health Organization and emphasizes the international nature of epidemic disease, which is easily spread through air and sea travel. Important discoveries about the science of disease transmission are discussed, and the film ends with a dramatic look at how the WHO and its member nations came together to help Egypt quickly quash an epidemic that threatened the health of its population in the 1940s.
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Madeline Carroll Films; Source: Item; Research date: 10/07/2011
Black and white
Photographed and directed by Victor Vicas ; production supervision and editing, Michael Alexander ; research, Myria Loewy ; language adaptation, International Movie Producers' Service.
Received: (date unknown) as a donation from the American Medical Association.