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Reflex testing. Film 23.

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No intertitles. Exposed uterus and live sheep foetus being examined. The foetus has grown normally; the development of various reflexes relating to the central nervous system are tested (using tweezers).



Physical description

1 film reel (6 min.) : silent, black and white, 16 mm


This is one of 27 films which were discovered in a wooden box in the Department of Anatomy, University of Cambridge, in July 1974. Examination of the script of the titles indicates that they are at least part of the collection from the experiments of Joseph Barcroft largely on the foetus in 1939. The collection is not complete, and the films seem to have been labelled firstly by Joseph Barcroft and secondly by two other methods. The order ascribed to the collection has been attributed to D. H. Barron.
Annotations on the box: Film 23. Group 1. Sub Group 3. No. 23. OK for projection.
The notes which accompany this film do not match the contents: the notes appear to refer to a complete film with graphs and diagrams or a plan for how this material could be interpolated into a film.
Sir Joseph Barcroft and Dr D. H. Barron. Photographer Mr W. Freeman.

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In English.

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