- Series Title(s):
- Columbia University educational films
Columbia University. Press. Communication Materials Center.
Pennsylvania. Department of Health.
- [Harrisburg, PA] : The Department, c1950
- Moving image
- Community Health Services Mass Screening
- This film promotes the concept of multiple screening. The narrator first explains that Americans in the 1800s had many health concerns, but modern medicine has alleviated many problems and life expectancy has risen. Still, blood pressure, obesity, heart and kidney problems, tuberculosis, and syphilis are persistent problems. Early detection can fix them. The narrator introduces the concept of multiple screening, in which blood and urine samples, x-rays, and other testing methods can be used to screen for several different diseases rather than just one. With multiple screening, communities have the freedom to select which diseases they wish to test for. The practice is efficient and inexpensive. The narrator then explains that doctors know that people often will not seek help until their diseases are beyond the point of treatment, and they are unable to advertise or reach out to people whom they believed ought be screened early, so multiple screenings fix this problem by simply screening everyone for diseases and conditions a community feels are important to detect early.
- The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain. (More information)
- 009 min.
- Black and white
- Script, Erik Barnouw ; supervision, Dorothy Oshlag ; direction, David Hilberman, William Tytla ; design, Christopher Ishii, John Ployardt ; editing, Tor Wolber.
- Animation and live action
- NLM Unique ID:
- 8800038A (See catalog record)