Find thousands of books, manuscripts, visual materials and unpublished archives from our collections, many of them with free online access.

Technique of taking blood specimen for serological test.

  • Mascall, Neville.
  • Videos
  • Online

Available online


Public Domain Mark
You can use this work for any purpose without restriction under copyright law.
Public Domain Mark (PDM) terms and conditions
Credit: Technique of taking blood specimen for serological test. Public Domain Mark

About this work


Shows the preparation of the syringe; exclusion of spirit or antiseptic. A fully equipped trolley is displayed. The position of the patient and the preparation of the arm are highlighted.


England, 1937.

Physical description

1 encoded moving image (6.25min.) : silent, black and white





Segment 1 The intertitles advise that blood specimens are best taken with a syringe. A fully-equipped trolley is displayed. The intertitles note that the patient should be lying down. A tourniquet is placed on the patient's arm and the area is cleaned. The vein is palpated. The intertitles give instructions on how to hold the patient's arm and the syringe, and the syringe is inserted and blood is drawn. A swab is placed over the puncture in the arm and the blood is placed into a test tube. Time start: 00:00:00:00 Time end: 00:06:25:18 Length: 00:06:25:18

Creator/production credits

Produced by Dr Neville Mascal. This film was made by the courtesy of Colonel T.T. Burke, Director of the Whitechapel Clinic, London. Photographed by Mr N.W. Hewitt.

Terms of use

Public Domain Mark

Copyright note

Copyright previously held by British Medical Association and assigned to Wellcome in 2005

Permanent link