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Wellcome Film digital video is now online via the Wellcome Library catalogue. Around 61 titles have recently been uploaded, including Exit polio 1961, Looking Around 1952 (a Wellcome cine magazine), Aseptic operating theatre technique 1933, and War Neuroses 1918. New titles will continue to be added over the next 12 months.

The following catalogue description refers to War Neuroses, 1918, segment 5 (below):

The next patient’s condition is described as a hysterical gait following flesh wound of the thigh, and he is shown dragging one leg before his treatment, and then walking with no difficulty after treatment. The next patient has hysterical contracture of his hand, which has persisted for 35 months after a wound near the elbow. He has a clenched fist, leaving deep nail marks in his palm. He was cured after half an hour’s treatment, and his hand is shown. The last patient is Pte. Eaglefield, who has war hyperthyroidism and hyperadrenalism. His eyes are very wide, showing typical facies and von Graefe’s sign. Finally, occupational treatments for convalescing patients are shown. The soldiers parade and perform drills together, pick fruit and work on the farm. They also direct, film and act The Battle of Seale Hayne.

Christy Henshaw

Christy Henshaw

Christy Henshaw manages digitisation at the Wellcome Library. @Chenshaw. Linkedin

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