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Eclampsia, 1939

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Scope and Contents

Warning: contains graphic medical content and nudity.

A young woman experiences shifting episodes of convulsions, coma, and labored breathing due to eclampsia in this silent black and white film. The condition, preceded by preeclampsia, is caused by high blood pressure and dysfunction of different organ systems before, during, or after labor. The film briefly presents (through use of intertitles) this patient as suffering from necrosis of liver and liver thrombosis. After the seizures we witness in this film, the patient went into a coma for six hours, was irrational for two days, then recovered. Treatment consisted of magnesium sulphate intravenously, and morphine.

The Science and Art of Obstetrics series by Joseph B. De Lee, M.D. Chapter XXVII: The Toxemias of Pregnancy - In Process of Preparation - Eclampsia.

Dates

  • 1939

Creator

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Use is restricted due to ethical concerns and disturbing content. The Galter Library Access Review Board grants or denies patron use through an application and review process. Contact Galter Library to apply.

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Extent

1 Reels : 10:20 minutes, black & white, silent, acetate base ; 16mm, 240 ft.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

See accession record 2018-18-062.

Repository Details

Part of the Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center Repository

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