• Short Summary

    Visnews filmed May 25 the Lord Mayor of London opening the second International Hospital Equipment and Medical Services Exhibition at the Olympia, London, U.

  • Description

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    GV. Exhibition.
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    SV. Sign - International Hospital Equipment.
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    GV.INT. Exhibition.
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    SV. Sign - Melrose Heart Machine TILT UP to machine.
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    CU. Machine working.
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    BACK V. Visitors look at the machine.
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    CU.Germs Salmonella which gives food poisoning.
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    SV. Nurse operates first transistorized Cardiac Pacemaker.
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    SV. Doctor collects personal call location receiver.
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    SV. Doctor enters room to collect receiver.
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    CU. Receiver.
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    Handing receiver to doctor who walks out of room.
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    LV. Lord Mayor visits Fleming Exhibition.
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    SV. Picture of Fleming.
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    CU. Penicillin broth.
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    GV. Dutch stand.
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    LV. Hypodermic needle sharpener.
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    CU. Ditto.
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    SV. Doctor receives call on location receiver.
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    GV. Exhibition.
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Visnews filmed May 25 the Lord Mayor of London opening the second International Hospital Equipment and Medical Services Exhibition at the Olympia, London, U.K.

    Over 150 manufacturers from the United Kingdom, Holland, Germany, Sweden and the United States booked space to display their equipment, services and products. Conferences sponsored by organizations associated with the medical profession will be held daily.

    The machine used by the British 'Hole-in -the-Heart' specialists in Moscow recently - the Melrose Hear Machine- was on show. Also, the first transistorized Cardiac Pacemaker, rushed from Guy's Hospital on the eve of opening day.

    A tribute to Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of the wonder-drug penicillin, is a recreation of his St. Mary's Hospital laboratory, where his great discovery was made. The material has been gathered together by his wife who still works at the laboratory, and will be housed later in the Wright-Fleming Institute at St. Mary's, London.

    A novel feature of the exhibition is the use of the "Personal Call" Staff Location Receiver, which enables doctors visiting the exhibition to be 'on call'.If they are required by their hospitals, they will be 'paged' on their receivers carried in their pockets. They can then go to a special telephone extension to take the message.

    The exhibition, organized by the Institute of Hospital Administrators, is open until May 30.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3C784OIJWSBBA28VF4002LN9E
    Media URN:
    VLVA3C784OIJWSBBA28VF4002LN9E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/05/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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