Manual Rotation in the Management of Occiput Posterior and Transverse Positions, 1943
Scope and Contents
Warning: graphic childbirth content, including images of two possibly deceased infants.
Color, silent film details five different instances of childbirth in which obstetric intervention is required due to abnormal positioning of the baby in the birth canal. Occiput (back of head or skull) Right Posterior is the first segment, in which the baby is facing forward and to the right. In Occiput Left Posterior, the baby is facing forward and to the left. Next is an example of Occiput in Hollow of Sacrum, in which the baby is facing straight up to the mother’s pubic bone. In Occiput Right Transverse, the baby is sideways facing the mother’s left thigh. Finally, Occiput Left Transverse presents a baby who is sideways facing the mother’s right thigh. In each scenario, the baby must be manually rotated by the obstetrician and delivered with use of forceps. A medio-lateral episiotomy is performed in all five cases to ensure there is enough room for birth. Intertitles explain each procedure.
Review in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 1947, 134(12):1043.
Passed by the Committee on Visual Medical Education: A.C. Ivy, M.D., Chairman; Harry B. Harding, M.S., Director; Mervin W. LaRue, Cinematographer
Seal: Medical Visual Education Northwestern University
H.J. Holloway, M.D. and E.S. Burge, M.D. are credited on the film can, but are not actually credited in the film.
- Harding, Harry B. (Harry Benjamin), 1908-1976 (Director, Person)
- LaRue, Mervin W., 1892-1973 (Cinematographer, Person)
- Holloway, H. J. (Person)
- Burge, E. S. (Person)
- Ivy, A. C. (Andrew Conway), 1893-1978 (Person)
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1 Reels : 29:37 minutes, color, silent, acetate base ; 16mm, 1054 ft.
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
Immediate Source of Acquisition
See Accession record 2018-18-017.
Existence and Location of Copies
2 16mm copies.
While Holloway and Burge are not credited in the film itself, their involvement was confirmed via the catalog listing in National Library of Medicine Audiovisuals Catalog. (1988). United States: U.S. Government Printing Office.
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