digital file Colour Sound 1974 32:46
Summary: The programme illustrates physiological tremors in normal people together with the abnormal tremors seen in pathological states. In addition it illustrates the non-rhythmic form of involuntary movements and proposes a practical classification. 7 segments.
Title number: 18393
Description: Segment 1 The opening scene shows a seated woman. The camera pans in to reveal the tremor of her right hand. Marshall describes how this kind of involuntary movement is a sign of neurological disorder. He refers to a chart detailing the classification of different types of involuntary movement. Time start: 00:00:00:00 Time end: 00:05:36:00 Length: 00:05:36:00 Segment 2 A short film is shown in which Marshall interviews a female patient who has a tremor of her right arm. The film clip ends. Marshall shows a family tree in which tremor occurred over three generations. Another short film is shown in which Marshall interviews a female patient with a hand tremor. She describes which activities cause her the most problems. Film clip ends. Time start: 00:05:36:00 Time end: 00:10:55:00 Length: 00:05:19:00 Segment 3 Marshall describes different kinds of tremor. A short film is shown in which he interviews a male patient who has a hand tremor. End of film clip and Marshall explains that the man's tremor was an intention tremor, typical of Parkinson's disease. Time start: 00:10:55:00 Time end: 00:14:26:00 Length: 00:03:31:00 Segment 4 A slide is shown which lists the non-rhythmic types of involuntary movements usually seen in chorea and dystonia. A short film is shown in which Marshall talks to a male patient who has some difficulty speaking. As the patient attempts to leave, he accidentally walks into the wall. End of film clip. Time start: 00:14:26:00 Time end: 00:19:52:12 Length: 00:05:26:12 Segment 6 Marshall talks about myoclonus - short jerky movment affecting the upper limbs. A short film clip is shown in which Marshall interviews a male patient with this condition. Film clip ends. Time start: 00:24:31:12 Time end: 00:28:30:13 Length: 00:03:59:01. Segment 7 Marshall discusses nervous tics. A short film is shown in which marshall interviews a male patient who is not seen but his voice is heard to be forming sentences with difficulty. End of film clip. Marshall concludes the lecture by talking about the most common kinds of involuntary movements. Time start: 00:28:30:13 Time end: 00:32:46:19 Length: 00:04:16:19
Credits: Presented by Professor John Marshall, Institute of Neurology, University of London. Produced by Trevor A Scott. Made by University of London at the Institute of Neurology in association with the British Postgraduate Medical Federation.
Further information: This tape is one of more than 120 titles, originally broadcast on Channel 7 of the ILEA closed-circuit television network, given to Wellcome Trust from the University of London Audio-Visual Centre shortly after it closed in the late 1980s. Although some of these programmes might now seem rather out-dated, they probably represent the largest and most diversified body of medical video produced in any British university at this time, and give a comprehensive and fascinating view of the state of medical and surgical research and practice in the 1970s and early 1980s, thus constituting a contemporary medical-historical archive of great interest.
Keywords: Neurology; Tremor -- physiopathology; Parkinson Disease; Huntington Disease
Locations: United Kingdom; England; London; University of London