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Sand Bed

Series

Series Name
Living Tomorrow

Issue

Issue No.
132
Date Released
1974
Length of issue (in feet)
481
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Sand Bed
  2. 2Vorsyl Separator
  3. 3Bone Setting

Story

Story No. within this Issue
1 / 3
Summary
COI synopsis: Sandy beaches cure bedsores. A hospital bed has a "mattress" of sand, and a supply of air under pressure to fluidise it, moulding it to the shape of the body - just as a sandy seashore "gives" to the shape of reclining sun worshippers.
Keywords
Health and medicine; Science and technology; Inventions and discoveries; Design
Written sources
COI Microfilm Roll 51 [BFI National Archive]   Used for synopsis
COI Reference
MI 1458/132
Credits:
Sponsor
Central Office of Information (COI)
Sponsor
Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Cutter
Fred Goodland

This series is held by:

Film Archive

Name
British Film Institute (BFI)
Email
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nonfictioncurators@bfi.org.uk
For commercial/footage reuse enquiries:
footage.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
http://collections-search.bfi.org.uk/web
Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7580 7503
Address
21 Stephen Street
London W1T 1LN
Notes
The BFI National Archive also preserves the original nitrate film copies of British Movietone News, British Paramount News, Empire News Bulletin, Gaumont British News, Gaumont Graphic, Gaumont Sound News and Universal News (the World War II years are covered by the Imperial War Museum).
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