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Prostaglandins. Parts 1 & 2.

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About this work


Professor E W Horton lectures on prostaglandins. The lecture is in two parts. Part one covers the biochemistry of prostaglandins, while part two looks at their pharmacology and physiology.


UK : University of London, 1971.

Physical description

1 videocassette (1-inch) (58 min.) : sound, black and white.


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.

Creator/production credits

Presented by Professor E W Horton, Department of Pharmacology, University of Edinburgh. Introduced by Dr Ian Gilliland. Produced by Peter Bowen. Made for British Postgraduate Medical Federation. made by University of London Audio-Visual Centre, 1971.

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University of London



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