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    Roll 1.

    Polio patient wheels trolly to sink.

    Close up of same.

    Another Polio patient with trolly and patient on wheel chair goes to specially designed kitchen for polio victims

    Close up of above

    Polio patient fills kettle from tap, and lights gas lifting utensil from the low shelves which are in easy ???ach for polio patients in wheelchairs

    Opening gas cooker which is at a low level for wheelchair patients.

    Preparing mixing bowl for cake making etc in a specially designed basin holder for polio patients who have the use of only on hand.

    Polio patient with only the use of one hand getting washing from the washing machine and hanging it out on a adjustable clothes dryer.

    Roll 2.

    Placing clothes on and pulling up the dryer with one hand and locking it

    Close up of the line clamp.

    Nurse helping polio patient to beauty aids.

    Combing hair specially designed long handle comb for patients with little use of their hands., and use of powdermpuff

    Showing the specially designed arm rack for men polio patients with little use of their arms mainly used for aids to shaving.

    Use of the combined knife and fork for one hands patients.

    Use of the hist for means of getting into bed these can be obtained by the national heeded.

    Polio patients a???creation.

    Roll 3 and 4

    A telephone aid for use of a polio patient working in an office. Mrs. Higgins who has been a patient in the hospital and now after being instructed on the use of these many aids to polio victims can now claim independence in all her domestic chores and now can find time to work in the local town, hall rates department.

    Various shots of Mrs Higgins at work about her pre fab leaving for work in her invalid car and arriving at the town hall to work at her desk. General view of hospital and name board.


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