digital file Black & White Silent 1940s 6:57
Summary: This is a clinical film showing two patients anaesthetised by Avertin administered rectally and orally. The first patient is a child and the second an average woman. The anaesthetic agent is shown shown being prepared by a nurse. 2 segments.
Title number: 18148
Description: Segment 1 The first part of this film shows a young boy anaesthetised by Avertin administered rectally. An alarm clock is presented to show speed of unconsciousness. Time start: 00:00:00:00 Time end: 00:01:36:17 Length: 00:01:36:17 Segment 2 The second sequence shows an average female patient anaesthetised with Avertin administered orally then rectally. The patient's weight and the dosage given is chalked onto a blackboard by the clinician. She is seen unconscious. Anaesthetic agents are prepared by a nurse. Some of the shots are repeated. Time start: 00:01:36:17 Time end: 00:06:57:06 Length: 00:05:20:14
Further information: Material from the film collection comprising of 55 items donated by Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics, Oxford, to the Wellcome Trust in 2008. In 1937, Lord Nuffield established a clinical chair of anaesthesia in Oxford amidst some controversy that anaesthesia was even an academic discipline. The collection is a mixture of clinical and educational films made or held by the department to supplement their teaching dating from the late 1930s onwards
Keywords: Anesthesia; Anesthesia, Rectal; Anesthesia -- history
Locations: United Kingdom