• Short Summary

    An epidemic of Polio hits the people of Hull.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Hull. War On Polio!"

    Hull, Humberside. - GV of the docks and area at Hull where the possible entry of the infection started. LV of the cranes in dock area. TV ship laying alongside in the docks. GV elevated shot of Hull. SV woman pushing pram with small child across the playground at the East Field Road School of the West side of Hull where the first cases of Polio originated. SV line of prams in the school playground. CU sign "Oral Polio Vaccinations" SV people lining up in the corridor of the school waiting for their Polio Vaccine on sugar lumps. LV people and babies in arms entering school rooms. CU drops of Vaccine being put onto sugar lumps. CU Dr Hutchinson medical officer of Health watching. CU baby being given vaccine in syrup. CU mother putting lump of sugar in mouth containing the Vaccine. GV Castle Hill Hospital. CU sign "Castle Hill Hospital". GV interior of the children's ward in hospital Dr Jamieson walking towards one of the beds. CU Dr Jamieson with mask round his face. CU Dr's hand holding the child's listless hand. SV two doctors looking at a small child in bed suffering with Polio. CU Dr holding now useless legs of baby. SV child with Chronic Polio being massaged by Physiotherapist exercising leg. CU Physiotherapist with mask round her face. CU exercising child's leg. GV of the large store in Hull. GV of the adult Polio ward. LV line of people queuing up outside store waiting to receive their Vaccines. SV girl in medical office receiving telephone message of further supplies. SV a man takes out a box of Vaccine in bottles from refrigerator and places them on table to be packed with sugar and record cards. CU bottles of Vaccine on table ready for despatch CU girls checking records. LV towards and pan an ambulance driving down street rushing supplies of Vaccine to the store. LV of the store. GV interior of the store with people queuing up receiving their Vaccine on sugar lumps. CU sign "Polio Cripples Adults Too". LV nurse handing out Vaccine on sugar to people. SV people taking the lumps of sugar from the tray held by the nurse. SV medical officer putting drops of Vaccine onto sugar lumps. CU ditto. SV chef taking Vaccine on sugar and eating it alongside him is a woman holding a small child in her arms. CU child crying.
    (Pathe Neg)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:16:00 / 01:50:35:00

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