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The origins of scientific cinematography. Part 3, Early applications.

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Shows the development of time-lapse cinemtaography, with examples of the plant growth movement films of Wilhelm Pfeffer, Jules Ries and Jean Comandon, and the introduction of the camera into the operating theatre, with film of Eugene-Louis Doyen's separation of siamese twins and Ernst von Bergmann's leg amputation. Also shows John Macintyre's 1897 x-ray cinematography and extracts from films made in the course of some pre-1914 anthropological expeditions including the first attempt at simultaneous recording of picture and sound.


[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1991.

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1 videocassette (VHS) (17 min.) : sound, color, PAL.


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Insitut fur den Wissenschaftlichen Film, Gottingen in coproduction with CNRS Audiovisuel, Paris and Istituto Luce S.P.A., Italnoleggo Cinematografico, Rome with Professor Virgilio Tosi

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IWF, Gottingen; CNRS Audiovisuel, Paris; Istituto Luce, Rome


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