Smallpox: merciless traveller

Czechoslovakia, 1965

Film
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This animated film deals with the history of smallpox throughout the ages. Shows how it has ravaged the world from the time of the Pharoahs, the discovery of a vaccine by Edward Jenner and his fight to have it recognised by international medical authorities and how the smallpox problem is being dealt with in the present day.

Credits

director

Vaclav Bedrich

production company

World Health Organisation

Czechoslovak Film Studios

Language

English

Duration

00:15:02:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

28627

Subject categories

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Czechoslovakia

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Chronic diseases

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Communicable diseases

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Diseases - Causes and theories of causation

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

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

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Medicine - History

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

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

History → History

History → World history

Short films

Short films → Short films - Czech Republic

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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