This cartoon features a main character named George who finds himself feeling old, achy, and exhausted. He falls down, drops things often, and is unable to keep up with his family. George's wife suggests that he see a doctor, and he reluctantly goes. He is diagnosed with arthritis. The doctor uses scientific terminology that George cannot understand, and he feels defeated by the situation. His friends suggest a number of possible remedies for his arthritis, none of which sound promising to George. His condition worsens, and he again grudgingly visits the doctor. The doctor explains that there are multiple forms of arthritis, and conducts some tests on George. The film shows a cartoon diagram of joints with gout and osteoarthritis, for George's benefit. The doctor warns George of frivolous, unreliable homeopathic cures. George feels helpless and weak, but once the doctor explains that solutions can include taking aspirin or even stronger drugs like steroids and physical therapy, he feels more optimistic. After following the advice of his doctor, George is feeling great. The narrator then urges the audience to be proactive about arthritis and seek help as soon as symptoms arise.
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Voices, Ed Walker, Willard Scott, Flo Ayres.
Executive producers, Allan M. Wolfe, Robert Roach ; written and produced by Al Hillmann ; designed, animated & directed by R. Drew ; animation camera, Dick Dodge ; animation assistants, Mickey Kilduff, Bill Lesjak ; music, Gene Rush.
Received: Nov. 22, 1991 as a donation from the Texas Medical Association Library.