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Clinico-pathological conferences. 3, The case of Mr Lister V.

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Part five of a series of five programmes about a patient, George Lister. This programme deals exclusively with the post mortem and the cause of death revisiting some of the key scenes in his case history from the previous parts. Pathological specimens are inspected. A patient who survived an operation on a ruptured septum is shown alive and well. Ends suddenly.



Physical description

1 videocassette (13:42 min.) (DIGIBETA) : mute, colour.
1 videocassette (13:42 min.) (Beta Sp) : mute, colour.
1 DVD (13:42 min.) : mute, colour ; 12 cm.


The Clinico-Pathological Conference (CPC) series of programmes started in 1975 and was designed to provide the pharmaceutical industry who sponsored their production with educational material to promote discussion with the medical profession. The programmes are rich in clinical interest and provide an insight into medical practice in the 1980s and 90s. Much greater emphasis was placed upon case history and a physical examination before the prevalance of CT scans and ultrasound. Originally there were eight sets of five programmes supplied as a boxed set (both set one made for Merck Sharpe & Dohme and set four are missing). The series was originally shot on film and then subsequently transferred to video whereupon some programmes and film elements have been lost or not retained as it was not cost effective to store them when no longer in circulation.
This set was awarded a Bronze award at the BMA Film Competition. It was originally shot on film and the only remaining copy is a videotape of the cutting copy.

Creator/production credits

Camera and lighting; Chris Connell and Michael Anderson. Sound; Bob Withey. Production; Gillian Abbott. Editor; Simon Manley-Cooper. Script Editor and Technical Advisor; Dr Malcolm Clarke. Written by Deanna Wilson, Simon Nicholas. Directed by Simon Nicholas.
Cast: George Lister; Richard Thorp, George's Mother; Jill Kerman, Joan Lister; Ysanne Churchman, Consultant; David Crosse, Registrars Valerie Murray and Gareth Armstrong, Senior House Office; Michael Sadler, General Practitioners Alastair Hunter and Philip Trewinnard.

Copyright note

Merck Sharp Dohme.
Access copy.



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