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.

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Credits

director

W. H. Shepherd

producer

Shan Benson

production company

Australian Commonwealth Film Unit

Duration

00:10:25:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1959

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

323379

Language

English

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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