Vice-President Richard M. Nixon introduces this film, which outlines the work of American physicians abroad. In Pusan, Korea, the work of the Catholic order of the Maryknoll Sisters in operating a clinic in the slums and visiting the sick in their homes is shown. On an island near Hong Kong, Drs. Olaf Skinsons, Neil Frazer, and Douglas Harmon work with lepers. In the Sarawak town of Kapit in Malaysia, Dr. Harold Brewster works with a tribe of former headhunters whose major health problems are malaria, tuberculosis, intestinal parasites, and dysentery. Dr. Brewster and his staff are shown traveling by longboat to live for three or four days at a time in the long houses of the natives, to treat them and attempt to teach them basic hygiene. In Rangoon, Burma, Dr. Phillips Green works in the Rangoon General Hospital as an orthopedic surgeon. In Kathmandu, Nepal, Dr. Bethal Fleming describes her work in a hospital she helped to establish. In Tensin, Nepal, a remote Himalayan village, Dr. Friedrick operates a small hospital, examines school children outdoors, and travels by horseback to an even-more remote villages to inoculate residents against plague. In Beirut, Lebanon, the programs of the medical school of the American University of Beirut are outlined. The students are shown doing fieldwork in a Lebanese village. In Ethiopia, health centers are set up to train workers, treat patients, and eradicate mosquitoes. Dr. Arthur Curtis examines patients in an outdoor clinic. Well-drillers are shown. In Vellore, India at the Christian Medical College, Dr. Ida Scutter speaks to students, and students operate a mobile clinic. Dr. Victor Rambo treats eye diseases in eye clinics all over India. Shots include: Korean marketplace and city streets; lepers being treated; Nepalese marketplace and village; bearers carrying equipment over rough Nepalese terrain; an American psychiatric ward; an Indian village and scabies clinic; lepers exercising their hands; patients after cataract operations in an Indian clinic.
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March of medicine (Television program)
Richard M. Nixon, Olaf Skinsons, Neil Frazer, Douglas Harmon, Harold Brewster, Philips Green, Bethal Fleming, Arthur Curtis, Ida Scutter, Dr. Friedrick, Victor Rambo.
Produced and directed by David Lowe ; written by Lou Hazam ; music by George Kleinsinger ; assistant producer, Myron Oppenheimer ; editor, John McManus ; production manager, Clifford Parkes ; cinematographers, Geoffry Gurrin, Ian Struthers; sound engineer, Charles Poulton ; production assistant, Natalie Glaser ; re-recording, Albert A. Gramaglia ; Metropolitan Sound Service ; Francis Bayer.
Received: May 20, 1968 as a donation from Smith, Kline & French.