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Technique of intravenous injection of Stabilarsan.

  • Mascal, N.
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Intravenous injection given with patient recumbent. Demonstration of type of syringe used - equipment on trolley and examination of ampoule of Stabilarsan and injection of patient.


England, 1937.

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1 encoded moving image (9.44 min.) : silent, black and white




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Copyright previously held by British Medical Association and assigned to Wellcome in 2005

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Produced by Dr N Mascal. Film made by permission of Col. E.T. Burket, director of the Whitechapel Clinic, London, and photographed by Mr N.W. Hewitt.


The other name for Stabilarsan given in the film is arsphenamine-diglucoside.


Segment 1 The intertitle describes the equipment needed for the injection, and the best type of syringe is discussed. A fully-equipped trolley is displayed, and the items are described by the intertitles. The patient extends his arm and the doctor examines the ampule of Stabilarsan. Time start: 00:00:00:00 Time end: 00:04:47:01 Length: 00:04:47:01
Segment 2 The syringe is prepared for the injection. A tourniquet is applied to the arm. The veins are palpated. The intertitles give instructions on placement of syringe and the patient's arm. The injection takes place and is completed. The patient elevates his arm and lies still. Time start: 00:04:47:01 Time end: 00:09:44:19 Length: 00:04:57:18

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