Examining effect of radiation on cancerous cells. New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
Boston Massachusetts USA Date:1957 Duration:1 min 59 sec Sound:Yes
Doctors operate on a cancer patient at the New England Deaconess Hospital, in Boston. Cancerous tissue excised from patient's body saved to test behavior of the cells when exposed to radiation. The tissues are cultivated and then.examined under microscopes fitted with a movie camera. Cells divide. Radioactive material in a pack with warning, 'Hazard' written on it. A doctor exposes cancerous tissue to the radioactive material. Cancer cells die after exposure. A hospital building. A child runs to a woman in front of the hospital building. She picks up the child and both smile.
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