• Short Summary

    Athlete Roger Bannister and other medical students doing research at St. Mary's Hospital.

  • Description

    Paddington, London.

    L/S of St. Mary's Hospital. Various shots of medical students entering the hospital, amongst them is athlete Roger Bannister.

    Inside laboratory. M/S medical students leaning over bench, a female student has her hands in two jars of salt solution. C/U hands in jars. M/S medical students taking notes. C/U instrument that man is pointing to. M/S students making notes.

    C/U small trolley on rails, on this is chart showing cardiography plate. Various shots student sitting in chair with wires attached to him that are connected to cardiography equipment, a doctor checks the equipment. The student's heart rate is recorded by a graph machine.

    M/S maze of tubes with dark liquid running around it - the set-up simulates blood circulation. C/U hypodermic needle injecting dark liquid. C/U liquid going through tubes, pan down to artificial mechanical heart. Various shots of gauges and graphs on medical equipment, a doctor adjusts the machines.

    High angled shot of doctor and Bannister walking into laboratory, several students are riding exercise bikes - they studying oxygen consumption during exercise. Various shots of students at work in lab. Good C/U Bannister. C/U of student's feet pedalling. C/U of sweaty student's face, he is wearing breathing apparatus.

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    Film ID:
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    New pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:28:00 / 01:10:38:00
    NP 521

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