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Signs and measurements of venous congestion.

  • Lewis, Thomas, Sir, 1881-1945.
Date
1935
  • Film

About this work

Description

This film catalogues the symptoms of venous congestion. The opening sequence shows a male patient in a sitting position on a hospital bed breathing shallowly. His legs, drapped over the side of the bed, are shown with oedema (swelling). His abdomen is swollen. The neck veins are visible; this phenomena is know as the venous reservoir. A model using glass jars together with a two-dimensional cut out person is utilised to illustrate the working of the venous reservoir. A manometer is shown in operation. A tilting table is shown with a clinician in attendance (presumably Sir Thomas Lewis) with various calculations.

Publication/Creation

UK : [publisher not identified], 1935.

Physical description

1 film reel (14 min. total) : silent, black and white, 16mm.

Notes

Incomplete; this is reel 1 of 2. Please see 5113F for a complete version of this title. Possibly originally accessioned in Archives & Manuscripts under PP/LEW
Sir Thomas Lewis is considered to be one of the pioneers of the use of electrocardiology in a clinical setting. This film material was collected as part of Arthur Hollman's biography of Lewis (available in the Wellcome Library) together with his extensive oral history collection (available on the Moving Image and Sound collection), gathered in the course of his research.

Creator/production credits

Sir Thomas Lewis for the Department of Clinical Research, University College London.

Copyright note

Wellcome Trust.

Type/Technique

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

  • Location

    Closed stores 4224F
    Not requestable

    Note

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