Young children receiving care and exercise in an Orthopedic Institute in Rome
THE CURE OF POLIOMELITI aka TREATING POLIO IN ITALY.
M.S. Mother, nurse, with paralysed child, walking towards the Orthopedic Institute of Ariccia, in Rome, the only centre equipped to fight Infantile Paralysis in Italy. M.S. Child on table being examined. S.C.U. Child being examined. M.S. ditto. S.C.U. Testing the reflexes of the feet. S.C.U. Child's face. M.S. Children in the Hospital for treatment, at play. M.S. Crippled child being treated in warm bath. M.S. Above ditto, massaging legs with jets of hot water. M.S. Children, with nurses in swimming pool. S.C.U. Child having leg exercised in pool. (2 shots). S.C.U. Child and nurse, who is exercising her fingers. Track to other nurses exercising children. L.S. Children doing exercises in gymnasium. Ditto, several shots. C.U. child moving around in metal frame. M.S. children walking around with metal support frames. M.S. Child crawling on all fours. Child walking along metal guide ramp. M.S. (2 shots). C.U. Feet of child as it staggers along ramp.
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