Health is their business

Australia, 1959

Film
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The manufacture of drugs, particularly “biologicals” at the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories. Since the laboratories were established in 1916 they have maintained a steady supply of vaccines and drugs which have reduced the child death rate enormously - almost eliminating many diseases [sic]. The production of Salk vaccine and penicillin is shown, the rigid series of tests on each batch of doses, and the extraction of spider venom for research on an anti-venene.

Credits

director

W. H. Shepherd

producer

Shan Benson

production company

Australian Commonwealth Film Unit

Language

English

Duration

00:10:25:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

31958

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Spiders

Animals & Wildlife → Spiders - Venom

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

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

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Children - Health and hygiene

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Youth - Health and hygiene

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Salk vaccine

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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