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Auditorium : an audio medical magazine for hospital doctors. Vol.3. no.1 Side 1.

  • Winston, Robert M. L.
  • Audio

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Three short interviews from clinicians discussing various medical subjects. Please note that timings are approximate.


Guildford : Winthrop Laboratories, 1976.

Physical description

1 encoded audio file (28:30 min.) : 44.1kHz.



Copyright note

Winthrop Laboratories/Sanofi

Terms of use

Some restrictions.
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No derivatives 3.0 Unported

Language note

In English.


Auditorium was a series of audio cassettes (or 'medikassets', a trade-marked term) distributed for free by the pharmaceutical company Winthrop Laboratories (now owned by Sanofi). They produced a number of well-known medicines such as Fortral (an analgesic) and Benoral (a treatment for arthritis which can be dissolved in tea, coffee or hot chocolate). Promotion for these products appears on the cassette sleeves.


Side 1, Interview 1: Mr Robert Winston (at the time based at Hammersmith Hospital), introduced by Peter Fairley who talks about 'Microsurgery of the Fallopian Tubes'. He provides hope for patients who have been sterilised or have damaged fallopian tubes. He predicts that IVF will be successful within 5 years. He speculates about human tubal transplantation. Time start: 00:00:00 Time end: 00:08:00 Length: 00:08:00
Side 1, Interview 2: Professor Harrold Ellis 'Famous Operations (No. 3), The First Ovariotomy performed by Ephraim McDowell in 1809 on his patient, Mrs Crawford, aged 47. The enlarged ovary once removed weighed in at 17 lbs. The patient made a remarkably quick recovery, living to 78. McDowell died aged 59. Time start: 00:08:00 Time end: 00:16:00 Length: 00:08:00
Side 1, Interview 3: Professor Peter Sleight 'Cardiomyopathies'. He comments on the sudden death by cardiac failure of healthy, young individuals which can be familial. Diagnostic tools are echocardiography. The usual treatment is with beta blockers. Time start: 00:16:00 Time end: 00:23:00 Length: 00:07:00


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