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Whole Body Monitor

Series

Series Name
Tomorrow Today

Issue

Issue No.
103
Date Released
1972
Length of issue (in feet)
479
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Snowdon Wheelchair
  2. 2Hydraulic Motors
  3. 3Whole Body Monitor

Story

Story No. within this Issue
3 / 3
Summary
COI synopsis: In a Glasgow hospital they’re using an old battleship to protect their patients from spurious radioactivity. The techniques they’ve developed to monitor body functions by observing the progress of minute amounts of radioactive tracers through the body are extremely sensitive. Steel manufactured before 1945 (and hence free of radio-isotopes) is used as a shield to prevent natural radiation upsetting the readings of radioactivity emitted from the body.
Keywords
Health and medicine; Science and technology; Engineering
Written sources
COI Microfilm Roll 49 [BFI National Archive]   Used for synopsis
COI Reference
MI 1458/103
Credits:
Sponsor
Central Office of Information (COI)
Sponsor
Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Presenter
Howard Williams

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Film Archive

Name
British Film Institute (BFI)
Email
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Web
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Phone
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Fax
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Address
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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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