Who shall ease the pain?

United States, 1978

Film
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Episode of Series “W5”.
This film argues the case that there is no need for cancer sufferers to die in pain. The triumvirate of drugs cocaine, heroin and marijuana alone or a mixture combination may be recommended to ease pain. The illicit use of these drugs has detracted the possibilities of their potential to be put to good use. One man alone in the USA has medical and legal prescriptions for 10 marijuana cigarettes per day to prevent blindness.

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Duration

00:13:12:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1978

Appears in

W5

Group of items

W5

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

015229

Language

English

Subject categories

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Medicinal plants

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Criminal law

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

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

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

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

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Science

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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