Malaria control in the Kentucky Reservoir: a documentary film photographed during the preparation of the reservoir
Tennessee Valley Authority.
United States. Public Health Service.
- [Washington, DC] : The Service, 
- Moving image
- Health Planning Malaria -- prevention & control Mosquito Control -- methods Kentucky Tennessee
- Power requirements necessitated partial impoundment of the Kentucky Reservoir during the late summer of 1944. Emergency malaria control measures were implemented at this time, and the Tennessee Valley Authority and US Public Health Service spearheaded public education programs. Mosquito-proofing was applied to approximately 1,200 dwellings by field crews of 8 to 10 carpenters, a foreman, and a driver. Houses in high density anopheline areas were sprayed with insecticide. Shots include: people around a table looking at pamphlets on malaria; people in a classroom being instructed about malaria; man in uniform examines map; men check supply catalogues; three men make a construction survey of the houses to be mosquito-proofed--are shown on the porch of a frame house, speaking to a woman in a rocking chair who signs a permission form; exteriors of rural houses; assembly-line production of screen doors; power saws; drills; glue pots; rolls of wire screening; screening being nailed to the frames; truck being loaded with materials; truck going to a house; men carrying screen doors to a house; men inspect a window and pull off rotted screen and sill and replace screen; screen door hung; heavy craft paper is tacked over cracked ceilings and walls; badly cracked floors are covered with roofing paper; linoleum is laid; composition board fireplace screens are installed; inspectors check on mosquito-proofing; man loads dry ice and insecticide into a large spray gun; man sprays inside a house; man gives woman with little boy a jar of insecticide; large bird house; aerial views of the reservoir.
- The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain. (More information)
- 032 min.
- Received: (date unknown) as a donation from United States Public Health Service.
- Live action
- NLM Unique ID:
- 8800691A (See catalog record)