• Short Summary

    Footage of the making of the drug hyoscine from the plant Dubosia.

  • Description

    Note: Location of events unknown - Australia?

    M/S of aborigines dancing. C/U of sack that reads: 'DUBOSIA'. The commentator says that the plant contains the drug hyoscine. M/Ss of man shovelling the leaves of the plant into crushing machine. C/U of man holding leaves in one hand and ground powder in the other. Several shots of large percolators. The commentator says the hyoscine is extracted here with the aid of alcohol. Man with goggles. He look into vat. M/S of man wearing gas mask steering bucket with hyoscine in. Various more shots of the drug being made until eventually it is a white powder. The commentator says the drug is very good for disordered nerves.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1560.24
    Media URN:
    50097
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1943
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:21:00 / 01:46:48:00
    Canister:
    NSP 368

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