• Short Summary

    World wide attention has been focused recently on the small Bavarian village of Rottach Ergen, where a German doctor, Doctor Josef Issels, claims to have cured a number of cancer patients who cases had earlier been described as hopeless.

  • Description

    1.
    CU Sign 'Rottach-Egern' PAN street scene
    0.05

    2.
    GV Village street scene
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    3.
    CU Sign 'Ringberg Klinik' PAN TO building(2 shots)
    0.16

    4.
    SV Patients sitting on Balcony
    0.21

    5.
    SV Sister of Miss Board(2 shots)
    0.26

    6.
    SV INT. Dr Issels visiting patients
    0.38

    7.
    CU Sign on door 'Miss Board'
    0.42

    8.
    SV Nurse placing sign on door Dr Issels enters room
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    9.
    CU Nursing sister
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    10.
    LV Miss Board in bed PAN to letters on floor & finance talking to her
    1.18

    11.
    CU Miss Board, waves to camera
    1.23

    12.
    SV Laboratory worker
    1.31

    13.
    CU Blood being cleaned (2 shots)
    1.39

    14.
    SV Taking sample of uncleaned blood.
    1.55

    15.
    CU Sample place in test tubes ( 2 shots)
    2.08

    16.
    SV Sample of blood place into radiograph
    2.24

    17.
    SV Girls working in laboratory.
    2.29

    18.
    CU Dr. Gerlach reading sample of blood on microscope.
    2.38

    19.
    CU Slides taken from Cancer patients.
    2.45

    20.
    LV Patients in dining room.
    2.53

    21.
    CU ZOOM OUT from food to child
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    22.
    GV People eating in dining room.
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    23.
    GV EXT, patients walking in grounds
    3.17

    24.
    CU Three children smiling despite illness.
    3.36

    25.
    GV Patients walking in grounds.
    3.42



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: World wide attention has been focused recently on the small Bavarian village of Rottach Ergen, where a German doctor, Doctor Josef Issels, claims to have cured a number of cancer patients who cases had earlier been described as hopeless. Doctor Issels claims a success rate with terminal cancer cases as high as 16 per cent, a claim that has been received with scepticism by many other cancer specialists.

    Doctor Issels treatment costs his patient up to GBP 120 Sterling a week His methods of treatment are unorthodox, and include strenuous exercising and dieting; extraction of decayed ???eeth, and a willpower in the patient to be cured. Shock treatment is also used
    Among the patients at the clinic is the British Olympic athlete, Miss Lilian Board, who has been admitted only recently at the age of 22 with terminal cancer.

    Part of Doctor Issels treatment is to replenish the patient's blood with blood cleaned by oxygen and ultraviolet rays He also induces feverish temperatures in his patients on the basis that cancer cells have difficulty in surviving in temperatures over 40 degrees centigrade The treatment continues for three months
    British doctors have asked for a study to be made of Doctor Issels clinic and his methods They say his claim to cure up to 16 per cent of his patients far exceeds the normal rate of between one and three per cent, and they fear many people might be given false hope and this unsubstantiated claim.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA481KWHFCAEGSKL6SNDBJ3GX6I
    Media URN:
    VLVA481KWHFCAEGSKL6SNDBJ3GX6I
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/11/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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