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The taking of blood.

  • Marson, Lionel
  • Film

About this work


The history of bloodletting is presented in dramatised form with a journalist interviewing a haematologist; he offers to show the journalist a film strip. The journalist puffs on a pipe whilst watching the slides. Actuality of technicians working with samples in lab environment are shown with many close shots of glass and vacuum syringes; a woman has a blood sample taken; syringes are washed and sterilised.


England, Kinocraft Films 1950.

Physical description

1 film reel (22 mins.) : sound, black & white, 16 mm

Creator/production credits

Mr Watkins is played by Lionel Marson; Mr Carr by George Hutton, Dr Johnson by Gerald Cookson. Photographed by Hubert Davey, Animated and Edited by Brian Gibson; Directed by Gerald Cookson. Thanks given to the producers of Bayer Products Ltd, London for their help with the medical and technical details of the film.



  • English

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