Selection of micro-organisms for possible use as biological warfare agents in the United States.
United States USA Date:1959 Duration:5 min 8 sec Sound:Yes
A training film based on biological warfare. U.S. soldiers get immunization shots in a hospital in the United States. Animation depicts vaccinations for diseases like small pox, yellow fever, tetanus and botulism and shows how immunity is overcome by a biological agent if the exposure is by an airborne route. Several drug bottles. A patient being treated in a hospital. Shows how the biological agent is resistant to any drug to achieve greatest affect. An officer examines pathogen samples at his desk. A technician at an instrument works over a pathogen. Ability of pathogens and other viruses to grow in large quantities is tested in determination of its availability. The technician at various plant equipment used for bacteriological work. Shows how different laboratories and plants are converted into biological warfare production centers and how stabilization of biological agents can be done after mass production. Technicians at various instruments and plant equipment. The technicians preserve the biological agents.
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