• Short Summary

    Various shots of scientists extracting cowpox bacillus from cows, processing it in the laboratory into a smallpox vaccine, clinical and open-air innoculations being given.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Rhodesian newsreel item. Title reads: "To Stem Disease"

    Zomba, (possibly in Nyasaland / Malawi or Northern Rhodesia / Zimbabwe) Africa

    LS Cows in pastures at the Pyu Pyu Prison Farm near Zomba. (2 shots). CU Sign: "Government Pathologist". MS Pathologists at work on cow as it lies on operating table (4 shots). MS Cows grazing. (3 shots). MS Laboratory technicians / pathologists at work cultivating smallpox vaccine from cowpox. CU Scientist planting bacillus from cow on agar agar culture. (3 shots). MS and CU Technicians drawing off the vaccine in liquid form. MS and CU Laboratory technicians mixing the vaccine with lanolin and filling small tubes. (3 shots). CU A heap of sealed tubes, hand dipping tube into hot wax then cold water to seal it.

    LS Exterior of hospital or clinic. MS Interior clinic, Africans waiting in a queue for smallpox vaccinations. MS Man receiving vaccination. LS A table set up in a village where smallpox vaccinations are being administered, people gather around. CU Three children watching. CU Mother holding baby, doctor innoculating baby. (2 shots). LS Villagers arriving for vaccination.

    Note: Alternative spellings for search purposes: Pyu Pyu / Peu Peu. English commentary.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:43:00 / 01:32:57:00
    UN 2696 A

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