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Varicose conditions.

  • Smith, T. J.
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This is a sales film highlighting the many uses of Elastoplast in medicine. The film indicates that there was an accompanying publication. There are six titles in the series. This is the first, and deals with varicose ailments such as injection punctures and different types of ulcer.


England, 1934.

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1 encoded moving image (17.13 min.) : silent, black and white.




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Copyright previously held by British Medical Association and assigned to Wellcome in 2005

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Produced by T.J. Smith & Nephew Ltd.


The company T.J. Smith & Nephew Ltd. developed the product Elastoplast in 1928. They produced many films highlighting the product's uses in medicine.


Segment 1 After introducing the series, 'Varicose affections' begins. First, using Elastoplast to treat injection punctures is described and demonstrated. Injection necrosis is also discussed. The treatment of small ulcers is described and demonstrated. Large ulcers of the leg are shown. Time start: 00:00:00:00 Time end: 00:05:52:21 Length: 00:05:52:21
Segment 2 Malleolar ulcers are treated with Elastoplast. Indurated ulcers are treated. Syphilitic ulcers are treated. Gangrenous ulcers are treated. The treatment of superficial phlebitis is addressed. Four methods of bandaging ulcers are given: viscoplaste bandages, ichthopaste bandages, reversed Elastoplast and crepe bandages. Time start: 00:05:52:21 Time end: 00:11:00:12 Length: 00:05:07:16
Segment 3 The uses of the four different types of bandages are described and demonstrated. Finally, it is shown how best to remove Elastoplast after use. Time start: 00:11:00:12 Time end: 00:17:13:06 Length: 00:06:12:19

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