Taming the crippler

United States, 1954

Film
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Shows the progress since 1916 of the battle to defeat poliomyelitis. Earlier devices and treatments with respirators, physical therapy, hydro-therapy, hot-packs are depicted. Concludes with the introduction of the salk vaccine.

Credits

producer

Jay Bonafield

production company

RKO Pathe Pictures

Language

English

Duration

00:15:38:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

29219

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

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

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

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

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

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Poliomyelitis - History - 20th century

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Poliomyelitis vaccine

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Salk vaccine

History → History

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Salk vaccine

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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