• Short Summary

    Story about the work of the School of Tropical Medicine - includes close-up of mosquito feeding.

  • Description

    Liverpool, Merseyside.

    Various shots of a scientist in a white coat weighing a man dressed only in his underpants. Various shots of the man - a student - exercising on a treadmill, the scientist attaches an 'anode' to the man's arm to test perspiration rate and skin temperature in an artificial jungle atmosphere. M/S of the scientist monitoring the student from behind a glass screen. C/U of the scientist pushing a button that switches on a fan by the treadmill. Various C/Us of the student covered in sweat as he exercises. The scientist reweighs the student - the purpose of the experiment is to discover how much fluid is lost exercising in a hot climate.

    Various C/Us of a slide of human cell tissue being placed in an electron machine. Top shot of two scientists looking into the machine at the magnified tissue. C/U of the scientist's hand twiddling knobs on the machine. Very extreme C/U of magnified tissue as seen through the microscope.

    Various shots of two female scientist using tweezers to place mosquito larva into test tubes. Extreme C/U of larva dropping into the test tube. M/S of a scientist looking at two cube shaped frames covered in netting full of mosquitoes, the scientist lifts the front netting bit and uses a sucking tube to isolate one insect. Various shots of the scientist transferring the insect into a test tube. The scientist then places the tube over his bare arm. Extreme C/U of the mosquito sucking the scientist's blood (yuk!). C/U of the scientist. C/U of the bite on his arm.

    Cuts exist - please see separate record.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:48:00 / 01:47:16:00
    CP 574

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