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Medical Sciences Film Collection

Creator:
Medical Sciences, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Division of Medical Sciences, NMAH  Search this
Extent:
36 Cubic feet (81 Films, 16mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
1938-1974
Scope and Contents:
Films vary in subject, production source, and intended audience. Includes both silent and sound black-and-white, and color films with sound.
Arrangement:
Divided into 5 series.

Series 1: Technical Medical films

Series 2: Dental Films

Series 3: Public Health and Nursing Films

Series 4: Pharmaceutical Films

Series 5: Advertisements
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Dentistry  Search this
Medical sciences  Search this
Public health  Search this
Child care  Search this
Childbirth -- 1930-1960  Search this
Pharmacology  Search this
Medical education  Search this
Surgery  Search this
Medical Equipment  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Citation:
Medical Sciences Film Collection, circa 1930s-1960s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0222
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Medical Sciences Film Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0222

Education for Childbirth (series)

Collection Creator:
Medical Sciences, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Division of Medical Sciences, NMAH  Search this
Container:
Item RF 8 222.7-11
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Produced for Medical Films, Inc. by Photo and Sound Productions ; direction, C. A. Larrance ; writer-director, D. M. Hatfield, PhD. ; director of photography, W. C. Eymann ; cinematography, K. F. Patton ; art director, F. P. Barker ; drawings, W. R. Larrance ; editing, G. H. Watson and C. A. Larrance. A public service presentation of the Allegheny County Health Department ; Medical Arts Productions, [195-?]. 4 reels (ca. 15 min. each) : sd., b&w ; 16mm. positive. Credits: Consulting Obstetrician, Earle M. Marsh, M.D. ; cooperation and assistance, the staff of Franklin Hospital, San Francisco. Summary: A series of four films explaining the stages of pregnancy and birth.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Medical Sciences Film Collection, circa 1930s-1960s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Medical Sciences Film Collection
Medical Sciences Film Collection / Series 3: Public Health and Nursing Films
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0222-ref117

Labor and Childbirth.

Collection Creator:
Medical Sciences, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Division of Medical Sciences, NMAH  Search this
Container:
Item RF8 222.7-8
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
This film describes the three stages of childbirth. In stage one contractions begin, become harder and more frequent. Patient goes to the hospital and prepares for birth. Stage two begins when contractions come every three minutes, and mother is dilated sufficiently for baby to move down the canal with help from mother and doctor. And baby is born. Stage three is completed when the placenta is discharged.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Medical Sciences Film Collection, circa 1930s-1960s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Medical Sciences Film Collection
Medical Sciences Film Collection / Series 3: Public Health and Nursing Films / Education for Childbirth (series)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0222-ref118

A Normal Birth.

Collection Creator:
Medical Sciences, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Division of Medical Sciences, NMAH  Search this
Container:
Item RF4 222.30
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
The film starts with a statement indicating this is a normal birth. "Although the birth is typical, there are innumerable variations of the same general pattern of delivery. Your own experience may differ considerably in detail but in the main this is what you may expect." It then portrays each step of the delivery and birth. Also shows tying the cord, after birth, and suturing
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Medical Sciences Film Collection, circa 1930s-1960s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Medical Sciences Film Collection
Medical Sciences Film Collection / Series 3: Public Health and Nursing Films / Education for Childbirth (series)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0222-ref121

Postnatal Care.

Collection Creator:
Medical Sciences, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Division of Medical Sciences, NMAH  Search this
Container:
Item RF4 222.33
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
A new Mother and Father with their newborn. The mother will be stiff and sore for the first few days. Her doctor shows her some basic, gentle exercises for re-toning her muscles. The film covers discharges after birth, breastfeeding, exercises, and going home with baby.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Medical Sciences Film Collection, circa 1930s-1960s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Medical Sciences Film Collection
Medical Sciences Film Collection / Series 3: Public Health and Nursing Films / Education for Childbirth (series)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0222-ref123

The Forgotten Frontier

Collection Creator:
Medical Sciences, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Division of Medical Sciences, NMAH  Search this
Container:
Item RF20 222.1-2
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Frontier Nursing Service, 1925. 1 reel (1635 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16mm. positive. Summary: In 1925 the new kind of "fetched-on" woman first appeared in the wild Kentucky highlands. In the saddle in all weathers, she found her way to isolated mountain cabins making friends with bright-eyed children, tending women in childbirth, spreading ideas of "furrin" sanitation, and hygiene. These are true stories, acted by the people of the county who volunteered in appreciation of the nursing service to reproduce scenes of their everyday life.

The Frontier Nursing Service provides child hygiene, midwifery, sick nursing, medical care, dentistry, public health, and emergency surgery in the Appalachian Mountains....By means of which the national maternal death rate is cut more than 2/3 in the remote regions and the health of the population raised to a high level. Filmed in Hazard County, KY. Visitors come to visit this remote area to observe the work of these frontier nurses. They are welcomed by Mrs. Mary Breckinrige, the director, to "Beach Fork Center," a gift of Mrs. Nathaniel Ayer of Boston as a memorial to Jessie Preston Draper. She relates an incident of a man who rushed into the center to ask a nurse/midwife to come to assist his wife, who is in labor. She traveled many miles on horseback over rugged terrain, reached the primitive home, and helped to deliver the child.

Assistant director Miss Peacock and Willeford supervise the building of a new center, "The Caroline Butler Atwood Memorial Center, a gift of Mrs. John W. Price, Jr., of Louisville and Miss Atwood. Miss Price visits home of a mountain craftsman whose daughter is ill. Nurses innoculate the school children. Shows nurses riding horseback through rough terrain in bad weather, making house calls to their patients. Tells the story of a man who is a single parent and takes his sick newborn to the Frontier Nursing Service Hospital at Hyden. Another story tells of an "old fashioned shootout." A child finds a man who has been shot in the woods. He contacts the frontier nurses, and they make a stretcher and organize men to carry the patient to the nearest hospital (7 hours) for surgery. Non accession #1984.3074. Print donated by Marvin Breckenridge (Mrs. Jefferson) Patterson. See also The Road.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Medical Sciences Film Collection, circa 1930s-1960s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Medical Sciences Film Collection
Medical Sciences Film Collection / Series 3: Public Health and Nursing Films
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0222-ref130

Female figure

Maker:
Lwena artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, pigment, antelope horn, cloth, glass beads, cowrie shells, metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 36.5 x 11.5 x 10.7 cm (14 3/8 x 4 1/2 x 4 3/16 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Angola
Zambia
Date:
Mid-20th century
Topic:
Initiation  Search this
Fertility  Search this
Female use  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Healing  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
96-8-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7930439d8-77ad-4e08-807f-ac932b941501
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_96-8-1

Female figure with child and bowl

Maker:
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, paint
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 48.3 x 17.1 x 24.4 cm (19 x 6 3/4 x 9 5/8 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Mid 20th century
Topic:
Shrine/Altar  Search this
mother and child  Search this
chicken  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Warren M. Robbins
Object number:
70-24-16
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys799448653-b8ac-40a2-b4e1-e3e1b2d7bafe
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_70-24-16

Doll

Object Name:
paog'biga
Maker:
Mossi artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, leather
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 21 x 3.5 x 4.4 cm (8 1/4 x 1 3/8 x 1 3/4 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Burkina Faso
Date:
Mid-20th century
Topic:
Fertility  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Lawrence Gussman
Object number:
72-4-15
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys75204e994-159a-4c11-ace3-794bae003ced
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_72-4-15

Cap mask

Maker:
Yaka artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, raffia, cloth, pigment, paint
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 61 x 40 x 45cm (24 x 15 3/4 x 17 11/16in.)
Type:
Mask
Geography:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date:
Mid-20th century
Topic:
Initiation  Search this
Male use  Search this
childbirth  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Bequest of Eliot Elisofon
Object number:
73-7-366
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys73b8b865e-1973-44e8-885f-0f0320ec9b93
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_73-7-366

Doll

Object Name:
paog'biga
Maker:
Mossi artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 19.7 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm (7 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Ziniare village, Burkina Faso
Date:
Mid-20th century
Topic:
Fertility  Search this
male  Search this
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Lawrence Richmond
Object number:
75-33-9
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys738e3ab7e-f033-4fe0-83a2-48d1baa85201
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_75-33-9

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