Baby Clinic 1953

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    Mobile baby clinic in Harefield, Middlesex.

    L/S Middlesex Baby Clinic Trailer and van arriving near village church hall. M/S Driver alighting from cab. M/S Driver walks to back of trailer and lowers the jack that will hold it upright when the van is uncoupled. C/U Jack lowering. M/S Man uncoupling van. M/S He re-enters cab and drives off the van. M/S Two women arriving at the clinic pushing prams. M/S One woman lifts her baby from the pram. M/S Two women entering the clinic carrying their babies.

    M/S Women entering clinic. M/S One woman takes her baby into a small curtained alcove used as a changing room. M/S Nurse or doctor, preparing the clinic - unfolding a box to reveal weighing scales. M/S Same woman filling the bowl with water at a sink and washing her hands. M/S Drying her hands. M/S Ventilator fan in the wall. M/S Calor gas wall radiator. M/S Same woman goes over to steriliser and places something in it. M/S Woman comes out of alcove with partly undressed baby and sits down at the table with doctor.

    M/S Doctor looks at baby now sitting on the table and speaks to its mother. C/U The mother. M/S Doctor examining the baby with the stethoscope. C/U Doctor. C/U Baby crying. C/U Doctor pulling stethoscope out of her ears. C/U Doctor picking up instrument for examining the ears. C/U Mother. M/S Mother lifts baby off table, and makes to carry her away.

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    British Pathé
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    01:00:22:00 / 01:02:08:00
    NP 452
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    NP 452
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