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Epidemiology of carcinoma in situ of the cervix.

  • Jordan, Joseph A.
  • Videos

About this work


Joseph Jordan of Birmingham Maternity Hospital, in discussion with Geoffrey Chamberlain, Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, London. Firstly, Jordan attempts to show whether or not death from squamous carcinoma of the cervix is preventable. He describes how squamous carcinoma is usually, if not always, preceded by a pre-cancerous lesion known as carcinoma in situ, and explains how regular screening by cervical cytology (Pap test) may help to reduce mortality from this disease. Explanations are also suggested which attempt to show recent research into how and why carcinoma of the cervix arises in the first place.


London : University of London Audio-Visual Centre, 1979.

Physical description

1 videocassette (Umatic) (37 min.) : sound, black and white, PAL.
1 videocassette (1-inch) (37 min.) : sound, black and white, PAL.
1 videocassette (digibeta) (37 min.) : sound, black and white, PAL.
1 DVD (37 min.) : sound, black and white, PAL.

Creator/production credits

Discussed by Mr Geoffrey Chamberlain and Mr Joseph Jordan. Produced by Jennie Smith. Made for British Medical Federation in association with the Blair Bell Research Society. Made by University of London Audio-Visual Centre.


This video is one of around 310 titles, originally broadcast on Channel 7 of the ILEA closed-circuit television network, given to Wellcome Trust from the University of London Audio-Visual Centre shortly after it closed in the late 1980s. Although some of these programmes might now seem rather out-dated, they probably represent the largest and most diversified body of medical video produced in any British university at this time, and give a comprehensive and fascinating view of the state of medical and surgical research and practice in the 1970s and 1980s, thus constituting a contemporary medical-historical archive of great interest. The lectures mostly take place in a small and intimate studio setting and are often face-to-face. The lecturers use a wide variety of resources to illustrate their points, including film clips, slides, graphs, animated diagrams, charts and tables as well as 3-dimensional models and display boards with movable pieces. Some of the lecturers are telegenic while some are clearly less comfortable about being recorded; all are experts in their field and show great enthusiasm to share both the latest research and the historical context of their specialist areas.

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University of London



  • English

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