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Application of plaster of Paris to patient suffering from cervical caries.

  • Gauvain, Henry, Sir, 1878-.
  • Film

About this work


The film shows Dr. Henry Gauvain, the first resident Medical Officer of the Lord Mayor Treloar Hospital, and a nurse "fitting out" a little girl in a harness suspension with all-over plaster of paris bandaging. The treatment is for a form of deformity caused by spinal tuberculosis.



Physical description

1 film reel (7 min.) : silent, black and white, 16 mm


Film copy given to Wellcome by the Wessex Film and Sound Archive in 1989. It was copied from the 35mm nitrate stock original. A 16mm reduction print was copied from the 35mm.The captions are very indistinct and difficult to read, except in very subdued light; they explain each stage of the operation.

Creator/production credits

Lord Mayor Treloar Hospital, Alton, Hants.

Language note

In English.

Copyright note

Not known.



  • English

Where to find it

  • Location

    Closed stores 366F


    By appointment

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