By Sarah Eilers ~ The road to abundant life is not hard to follow and it is not expensive. So we are told in the
Category: Films & Videos
Films and video recordings documenting the history of medicine.
The Cry for Help, 1962
By Sarah Eilers Fifty years ago, renowned American documentary filmmaker George C. Stoney made a series of short training films tackling a tough topic: how
Scrub Away the Thanksgiving Troublemakers
In the 1950s, the CDC produced a food-handling film series demonstrating what—and what not—to do when storing and preparing food.
Fresh Air and the White Plague
Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Cynthia Connolly. Dr. Connolly is Associate Professor of Nursing at the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History
Man to Man, 1954
By Sarah Owen and Sarah Eilers “Sanctuary, refuge, hospital….The doors are locked, but it’s not a prison that we enter….This is his job, his living.
Leprosy in India, ca. 1931
Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Magnus Vollset. Dr. Vollset is a researcher at the University of Bergen, Norway, and holds a PhD in medical history
Vulnerability to Covert Attack, 1959
By Sarah Eilers Vulnerability to Covert Attack. The film title seems as relevant today as it must have when it was made, in the Cold
Erdheim’s Autopsy: A Silent Film Fragment
Circulating Now welcomes guest bloggers Tatjana Buklijas, Birgit Nemec, and Katrin Pilz whose recent essay “Erdheim’s Autopsy: Dissection, motion pictures, and the politics of health
Emotions of Everyday Living
By Sarah Eilers “Daddy, you kicked George!” Paul, a small boy who’s been playing happily in the bath with his pet turtle, George, looks up
The English Disease: The Health Education Film as Nazi Propaganda
By Michael Sappol Deformed unfortunates trudge back and forth, in a darkly-lit procession, over a map of Great Britain as the soundtrack sounds anxious notes