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This film shows patients suffering from shell shock during the First World War at Netley military hospital in Southamptom. Shell shock was a term used to describe the reaction of soldiers to the trauma of battle and had a range of physical manifestations, including facial spasms, blindness, deafness and even paralysis. The film depicts men suffereng from these various symptoms and the efforts made by medical staff at the hospital to treat them, including rest, dietary regimes and occupational therapy.

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American public information film depicting how penicillin was mass produced in America during the Second World War. In 1941 the Rockerfeller Foundation in America arranged for scientists Dr Howard Florey and Dr Ernst Chain to come over to ask for help in developing large quanities of the drug. The American Office of Scientific Research and Development agreed to help and 39 seperate drug laboratories started work. This was successful and by D-Day in 1944 300 billion units of penicillin were available to the armed services crossing the channel.

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Video of a game show called 'The greatest science investigator of all time', in whcih famous scientists from history describe their life's work and explain why they deserve the title. On this show it's the turn of Sir Alexander Fleming, who describes how in 1928 he discovered penicillin which kills different bacteria responsible for serious human infections. Penicillon was later developed for the treatment of wounded soliders in World War II and helped save countless lives.

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Article by Michael Mosley on the impact of warfare on the development of modern medicine. This focuses specifically on a hospital at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, a unit at the forefront of the development of trauma surgery. A video depicts the work of the British and American surgeons who work here and their efforts to treat battle casualties.

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Oxfam Public Health staff in Artibonite talk about their work in the cholera programme; in particular teaching families how to use aquatabs so that they are protected against the disease, and their role in checking that people are using enough.

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Julie Schindall, media officer in Haiti, discusses Oxfam's public health work in response to the Cholera outbreak in Haiti.

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UNICEF correspondent Chris Niles reports on the increasingly severe cholera epidemic sweeping Haiti.

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Doctors Without Borders video oin the cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe in 2009

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The historian Mike Jay presents on the Cholera epidemic in London in 1854 and the work of John Snow on the Broad Street pump.

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This film shows scenes of NHS services, including an operating theatre, dentist and x-ray. The narrator explains that since the beginning of the NHS in 1948, these services have been available to everyone in Britain.

Credit: Wellcome Library, London

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The film reviews Scotland's various hospitals, part of the new National Health Service at the time. Three hospitals and their specialised departments are shown, and the narrator explains the new NHS system and the work it does.

Credit: Wellcome Library London

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Information on the Malawi Cholera outbreak in 2009 and the efforts made to both treat patients and prevent further cases.
 

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Doctors Without Borders is an independent humanitarian medical aid organisation. It works to provide medical aid where it is most needed and raise awareness of the plight of the people they help in 65 countries.
 

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Project by the Global Health and Education Foundation that examines the state of the world's water supply and what can be done to improve it. It is di...

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2009 video footage showing living conditions and water supply in Zimbabwe and its effects upon health, particularly the occurence of cholera.

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