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Historic Diseases & Infection
Educational Film Collection

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In the mid-20th century, huge strides were made in solving a variety of devastating diseases - as well as seeing a boom in educational materials to help prevent the spread of both common and life threatening diseases among the population. These films are a tremendous demonstration of principles that have shaped our modern medical machine - research to solve problems, immunizations and vaccinations and basic cleanliness and hygiene.


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Health: Your Cleanliness (1953)

This film demonstrates the importance of cleanliness in science and medicine as a frontline protection against disease. It illustration how washing hands, bathing, care of the teeth and hair, proper eathing habits and more are the cornerstone desirable habits to develop to life a happy and healthy life.

Production Company: Centron Productions
Audio/Visual: sound, B&W
Run time: 11:42

Immunization (2nd Ed) (1955)

This film teaches you all about immunizations - what they are, how they are created and how vaccines are made to deliver these immunizations to a person. This film specifically details how the smallpox vaccine is made and used and how diptheria is treated.

Production Company: Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Audio/Visual: sound, B&W
Run time: 8:21

Outbreak of Salmonella Infection (1954)

This film examines Salmonella - what it is and how it operates to make you sick. It covers everything you need to know about the disease, how it is brought into the food supply and how unsafe food handling practices promotes its growth and spread. Given all the outbreaks in recent years, this film, even though it is decades old, is still quite relevant and timely.

Production Company: U S Public Health Service
Audio/Visual: sound, color
Run time: 12:42

To the People of the United States (1944)

This is a WWII public education film teaching the troops about sexually transmitted diseases - with a strong emphasis on syphilis/VD.

Producer: California Department of Public Health in cooperation with U.S. Public Health Service
Audio/Visual: Sd, B&W
Run time: 20:51

Ulcer at Work (1957)

This is a film aimed at while collar workers and shows how the pressure cooker in the office and at home can result in an ulcer. It follows the lifecycle of the ulcer from when Steve first notices it as a pain in his side and follows his increasingly erratic behavior as the pain grows worse and worse until he is finally forced to seek treatment (because he was passing out from the pain) for the problem and takes steps to fully recover.

Production Company: University of Oklahoma
Audio/Visual: sound, b&w
Run time: 28:38

Unconditional Surrender (1956)

This film explores polio and how it was conquered. It goes into great detail about the disease, how a cure was discovered and how a vaccine was developed to eradicate this scourge.

Producer: Unknown
Audio/Visual: Sd, B&W
Run time: 14:19

Joan Avoids a Cold (1947)

This film discusses ways children can avoid spreading germs to one another when one of them is sick.

Producer: Coronet Instructional Films
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 10:24

Sniffles and Sneezes (1955)

This film shows how when children are sick, they can very easily and carelessly spread their sickness to others.

Producer: Audio Productions, Inc.
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 9:43

Preventing the Spread of Disease (1940)

This film explores how basic hygiene habits and systems to provide safe drinking water, proper sewage disposal, etc. works tokeep everyone safe and healthy. It also deomstrates steps individuals can take to ensure they are healthy - staying away from sick people, getting vaccinations, good nutrition, exercise and rest.

Producer: National Motion Picture Company
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 10:48

On the Firing Line (ca. 1936)

This film shows the steps being taken to fight tuberculosis. It includes a variety of statistics on how tuberculosis affects people in different demographic groups and footage of treatment centers and mobile health clinics.

Producer: Courier Productions, Inc.
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 19:13


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