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Genesis of respiratory movement Film 6b.

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About this work

Also known as

Genesis of respiration, Aberdeen (?) Pt. I


A film with opening intertitles with credits. The film starts with what it describes as 'the general layout'; the research animal is injected with an anaesthetic (this is shown on an adult sheep). The sheep is placed (and immobilised) in a 'bath'. It is offered sugar cubes and eats them but does not react to pinching with tweezers on its abdomen. The uterine sac is partially removed and entered. Film stops abruptly.



Physical description

1 film reel (3 min.) : silent, black and white, 16 mm


This is one of 27 films which were discovered in a wooden box in the Department of Anatomy, University of Cambridge, in July 1974. Examination of the script of the titles indicates that they are at least part of the collection from the experiments of Joseph Barcroft largely on the foetus in 1939. The collection is not complete, and the films seem to have been labelled firstly by Joseph Barcroft and secondly by two other methods. The order ascribed to the collection has been attributed to D. H. Barron.
Annotations on the box: Film 6b (duplicate). Group 1. Sub Group 1. No. 6B. Unfit [scribbled out] for projection. N. G. [no good]; not worth viewing: end missing, parts damaged. Brittle joins.
This is in OK condition, despite the notations on the box. The content is the same as Film 6a.

Creator/production credits

By J. Barcroft and D. H. Barron. Photographer Mr. W. Freeman.

Language note

In English.

Copyright note




  • English

Where to find it

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