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Cells in tissue culture (normal and abnormal).

  • Film

About this work


A film demonstrating Canti's research into cell behaviour in real-time and time-lapse. This film provides a detailed explanation of fibroblasts including a hand drawing (in view) with labels.


England : [s.n], 1927.

Physical description

1 film reel (16 min.) : silent, black and white, 16 mm


The subject matter is very similar to the 1933 film release 'The Cultivation of Living Tissue', 1933.
16mm b&w reduction print from the 35mm copy held at the BFI National Archive (marked 'National Film and Television Archive'). Canti was a pioneer in making films for scientific research, especially relating to cancer. He died in 1936 aged just 52. He worked at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, for the British Empire Cancer Campaign and Strangeways Research Laboratory.
This film formed part of an accession in 2004 from the Strangeways Laboratory SA/SRL.

Creator/production credits

R. G. Canti

Copyright note

Previous copyright holder unknown.



  • English

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