The video journal of medicine. No. 6.

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Video Journal of Medicine.


Part 6 of the series covered the following topics: Joint Replacement, Depression, Male Infertility, Medicine Today - V.D. Joint Replacement is presented by Mr. B. Wrobleweski, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon.; Depression by Dr M. A. Simpson, Senior Lecturer in Psychiatric Education at the Royal Free Hospital; Male Infertility by Mr. M. M. Usherwood; Medicine Today by Dr. J. K. Oates, Consultant Venereologist, Westminster Hospital. The programme takes the format of a studio based production with consultants interviewing patients with the relevant conditions. Joint replacement surgery is videoed for the first topic. The programme is interspersed with commercials for pharmaceutical products. 'Simon', a young patient with depression talks about his experiences which is videoed in the surgery; 'Peter' also talks about his experiences. A couple detail their problems conceiving; sperm under the microscope is seen. The consultant talks about the quality of sperm. Scrota are examined. An unidentifed woman has a cervical smear. The programme ends with a discussion about recurrent sexually transmitted disease.



Physical description

1 videocartridge (52:00 min.) (half- Inch) : sound, colour.
1 videocassette (52:00 min.) (VHS) : sound, colour.
1 videoreel (52:00 min.) (Two Inch) : sound, colour.

Copyright note

Video Journal International Ltd.


Mediscope edited master.
The Video Journal of Medicine series of programmes ran for 6 issues from August 1976 to 1977.
A set of the printed journals numbers 1-6 was donated by Michael Essex-Lopresti (as part of his archive: PP/LOP) and are available to view in the library (reference: S8056). Essex-Lopresti funded the transfer of the Phillips VCR half-inch cartridge to VHS tape in 1980. The quality of this transfer is poor, although it is doubtful that it can be much improved upon. Simon Nicholas donated a Two Inch master of the programme in 2016 and other video material created by Simon Nicholas is available to view in the library.
More detail about how the video and journal series was circulated is outlined in the journals. The audience was designed to be 'all General Practitioners, Clinical Tutors and forward-thinking doctors'. It is described as three years in the making and had 'considerable support from postgraduate centres and their medical council'. It extolls its 'unique editorial style'. The video machines were available to buy or lease and the details are set out in the journal.

Creator/production credits

The Editorial Board; Editor Dr Simon Nicholas, Managing Editor Dr Andrew Stanway, Assistant Editor Dr Paul Calloway. The Advisory Board; Chairman Dr Derek Stevenson, The Rt Hon. Lord Hunt of Fawley, Dr Raymond Parsons, Dr Leslie Wootton.



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