Cancer awareness film includes dramatization of woman with cancer and describes early cancer treatments of surgery and radium.
United States USA Date:1942 Duration:13 min 45 sec Sound:Yes
An awareness film about cancer by U.S. Public Health Service, United States, titled 'Choose to Live'. Dramatization shows a woman's experience with cancer. Building of United States Public Health Service in Washington D.C. Thomas Parran, Surgeon General, U.S. Public Health Service speaks about cancer and victims of cancer. View of women work at telecommunications, man at farm and men in urban area -- anyone can be vulnerable to cancer. He tells the probability of death from cancer. He talks about a woman Mary Brown. Her family sits at a table and have breakfast. She waves goodbye. Brown finishes her household work and looks at a meeting note. Meeting for cancer awareness at a club. A doctor talks about diseases. He compares its hazards with deaths in the World War. He discusses scientific investigation and research against cancer. Scientists work in laboratories. Lab worker run experiments injecting mice with chemicals. Beakers, test tubes, distillation equipment, mouth suction tube seen. Scientist looks through microscope. Atom smashing machine in a laboratory. He talks about National Institute of Health, National Cancer Institute and the Capitol. Bill designating one month each year as Cancer Control Month signed by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. A doctor prepares for surgery. A team performs a surgery. An X-Ray machine. Control panel of the X-Ray machine. The third method of treatment is by the use of radium. Shows sand equal to all the radium available in the U.S. Man takes out radium from lock, he puts it on an applicator and takes it to a treatment room. Nurse measures the treatment area of patients body to apply radium treatment. Radon mercury forces gas. Man cuts pieces and collect it. Men sit at a cancer clinic. Man talks with a doctor. Doctors examine and treat cancer patients. Doctor observes X Rays. Doctor shows and explains the symptoms of cancer. Scientist study in a laboratory. Men women at a public meeting. Cancer awareness banners.
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