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The role of prostaglandins in the inflammatory response of the skin.

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Professor M.W. Greaves and Dr W.P. Kingston from the Institute of Dermatology lecture on the role of prostaglandins in the inflammatory response of the skin. Includes two experiments; one where Dr Kingston is injected with prostaglandin E1 and another in which suction blisters are raised on a female test subject and their contents examined.


London : University of London Audio-Visual Centre, 1975.

Physical description

1 videocassette (Umatic) (21 min.) : sound, black and white, PAL.
1 DVD (21 min.) : sound, black and white.
2 videocassettes (Digibeta) (21 min. each) : sound, black and white, PAL.

Creator/production credits

Presented by Professor M.W. Greaves and Dr W.P. Kingston, Institute of Dermatology, St John's Hospital for Diseases of the Skin. Made by University of London Audio-Visual Centre for British Postgraduate Medical Federation. Produced by John Metcalfe.


This video is one of around 310 titles, originally broadcast on Channel 7 of the ILEA closed-circuit television network, given to Wellcome Trust from the University of London Audio-Visual Centre shortly after it closed in the late 1980s. Although some of these programmes might now seem rather out-dated, they probably represent the largest and most diversified body of medical video produced in any British university at this time, and give a comprehensive and fascinating view of the state of medical and surgical research and practice in the 1970s and 1980s, thus constituting a contemporary medical-historical archive of great interest. The lectures mostly take place in a small and intimate studio setting and are often face-to-face. The lecturers use a wide variety of resources to illustrate their points, including film clips, slides, graphs, animated diagrams, charts and tables as well as 3-dimensional models and display boards with movable pieces. Some of the lecturers are telegenic while some are clearly less comfortable about being recorded; all are experts in their field and show great enthusiasm to share both the latest research and the historical context of their specialist areas.

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