Worth it every inch of the way.

  • Film

About this work


This fascinating film follows retired man Gordon Fry after surgery to amputate his remaining leg due to arterial disease. There is very detailed footage of his work with the hospital physiotherapist, Jennie Pickering, including his first attempts to walk with prosthetic legs. We also see him drinking and smoking his pipe in the pub and driving his car into his local village and negotiating the shops. His positive attitude prevails and his life is affected as little as it could be given the circumstances.


England, 1974.

Physical description

1 film reel (23 min.) : sound, color, 16 mm

Copyright note

Glaxo Laboratories Ltd.

Creator/production credits

Produced by Surgical Unit and Physiotherapy Department, St. Mary's Hospital and Film Unit, Department of Audio Visual Communication, St. Mary's Hospital Medical School.



Where to find it

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    By appointmentManual request

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