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  • Short Summary

    A single volunteer being given a new antibiotic, then having a blood sample taken for tests.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - date and location may be unclear / unknown.

    Greenford, Middlesex.

    Various shots, at the Glaxo laboratories, a volunteer receives an injection of antibiotic (the "Wonder Drug" Ceporin aka Cephalosporin and made be Glaxo) to test for painfulness and how much gets into the blood stream. GV Good shot of scientists and laboratory technicians at work in a laboratory. Various shots, the volunteer returns to the laboratory and hands in a urine sample. A doctor takes a blood sample from his arm. Various shots, a girl starts work on the test tube of blood, she sucks a sample of blood up through a pipette, not very successfully at first. The sample is placed in a special container, possibly to measure the density of antibiotic.

    Note: Date on original record: 06/11/1964. The original National Research Development Corporation press release and Glaxo PR folder are on file. Newspaper cuttings say the new drug is being promoted as a successor to penicillin.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:54:00 / 01:31:14:00
    UN 3954 E

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