Mellanby films. Compilation 7, Animal behaviour.

  • Film

About this work


Mellanby film compilation 7 is made up of reel 5 of the original films. It contains footage of nutritional experiments which detail the effects of vitamin A deficiency on dogs, ferrets and birds.


[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1946.

Physical description

1 film reel (04.19 min.) : silent, black and white, 16 mm

Copyright note



Papers and correspondence are held by Archive and Manuscripts; PP/MEL.
This compilation is the seventh of 10 from a collection of films made at the NIMR to show the effect of various experimental diets on dogs. The collection of films is partly of scientific, partly of historical and biographical interest and comprises 18 reels of research film on aspects of nutrition, including research into Vitamin A deficiency and the nutritional value of cod liver oil, together with two reels of 'home movies' made in Sheffield, Cornwall and London at various dates between 1933 and 1953.

Creator/production credits

Sir Edward and Lady May Mellanby, University of Sheffield and MRC Human Nutritional Research Unit, NIMR, Mill Hill, London



Where to find it

  • LocationStatusAccess
    Closed stores
    3306F (REEL 5)
    By appointmentManual request

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