The Silent battle

Australia, 1963

Film
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The disease of tuberculosis and the methods being adopted to fight it. Tuberculosis in the 19th century was the deadliest and most widespread disease in the western world. The “wasting sickness” spread until the bacillus was isolated and the X-ray machine invinted. Microphotography shows the white corpuscle attacking the bacilli and forming lesions. The work of the mobile X-ray units. Revolutionary changes in treatmnet with new drugs. By constant vigilance the disease can be kept in check.

Credits

director

Christopher McCullough

producer

John Martin-Jones

production company

Australian Commonwealth Film Unit

Language

English

Duration

00:16:27:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

28530

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Diseases

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Public health

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Public health - Australia

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Tuberculosis

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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