Breast self examination.

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This film takes the form of a lecture taking place at the Central Women's Club Health Lecture by Sutton A. Williams, Williams fields questions from the elegantly dressed women from the club. Williams addresses some of the symptoms of cancer - often it is an invisible disease. A woman visits her doctor and asks his whether she should examine her own breasts. He then explains in detail the procedure so that she can carry this out herself. At home, as discussed the patient examines her breasts in front of the mirror with the view to doing this monthly .


United States : American Cancer Society, 1950.

Physical description

1 encoded moving image (13:47 min.) : silent, colour.



Copyright note

American Cancer Society

Terms of use

Some restrictions
Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-NoDerivs 2.0 UK: England & Wales.

Language note

In English

Creator/production credits

Presented by The American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute of the U. S. Public Health Service, Federal Security Agency. Produced by Audio Productions Inc, New York, NY. Direction: Alexander Gansell, script Earl Peirce, Photography Peter Glushanok, editing Murray Margolin.


The film was very scratched and the audio track has lots of pops and crackles.


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