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Deficiency disease in P.O.W., Royal Naval Hospital, Sydney.

  • Film

About this work


Shows symptomatology and treatment of deficiency disease in internees and prisoners of war from Hong Kong and Singapore interned by the Japanese between 1941 and 1945. Clinical features shown include optic atrophy and corneal scarring, foot-rot, loss of proprioceptor sensation and knee reflexes, ataxic and hysterical gaits, unilateral anaesthesias and paraesthesias and "nerve-deafness".


Australia : [publisher not identified], 1945-46.

Physical description

2 film reels (11 min. ea) : sound, black and white, 16 mm

Copyright note

Not known


Intended primarily for neurologists. Of considerable interest to historians of neurology. Copy given to the Trust by the Royal College of Physicians in March 1990.
Bears close comparison with Neurological Sequelae of Captivity (1945-46).
Copy 1 (the original) is labelled 'Kay Laboratories' and 'Customer: British Movietone News'. Copy 2 is a more recent duplicate, SFVL Ltd.

Creator/production credits

Dr. [now Sir] Cyril Clarke and Dr. I.D. Snedden.



  • English

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