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The use of 'fluothane' in dental and out-patient's anaesthesia.

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This film demonstrates the technique of using fluothane in mostly oral anaesthesia. Firstly, a consultant (Marrett) sitting at a table facing the camera, talks about fluothane's safety record (particularly with regards to potential overdose; fluothane is ideal for the occasional anaesthetist). He holds up a number of cards showing the transit of the gas. Secondly, the equipment is shown functioning in detail. Thereafter, the footage demonstrates a typical case load (mostly dentistry) which is shown in the order the out-patients arrive. The last 10 minutes of the film shows a major abdominal operation illustrating the use of fluothane using the closed circuit technique of anaesthesia. Finally, Marrett comments on the economy of using the gas in anaesthesia as it is very compact and inexpensive.


UK : Imperial Chemical Industries, c.1963?

Physical description

1 encoded moving image (40:30 min.) : sound, colour




Copyright note

Imperial Chemical Industries, ltd

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Language note

In English

Creator/production credits

Produced by H. Rex Marrett, Coventry, England


Exact date unknown, although the title appears in a catalogue of ICI Medical Films dated 1963.


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