British Universities Film & Video Council

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Swedish bionic hand for disabled child

Title
Swedish bionic hand for disabled child
Genre
Interview
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1978
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Duration
00:02:37
Description
The unidentified mother of a disabled child describes how she contacted Charles Langley of the Evening News after seeing a BBC Tomorrow’s World programme on Swedish-designed bionic hands. Langley instigated a campaign resulting in Alfred Morris MP raising the matter before Parliament so that the NHS might implement such hands. Male interviewer not identified.
Contributors
None Identified
Keywords
Health services; Children; Disabled persons; Television programmes; Sweden; Evening News; Disabled children; Awareness-raising campaigns; Tomorrow’s World; Artificial limbs; Prosthesis design; Hand; Charles Langley; Alfred Morris

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