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Stapes Mobilization; Foot Plate Visualization Method (Revised), 1956

 Item — Multiple Containers

Scope and Contents

Warning: contains graphic surgical footage.

An endoscopic motion picture camera provides an up close view of a stapes mobilization surgery in this silent, color film. Intertitles are used to describe the procedure. The stapes, or stirrup bone, is not only the smallest bone in the human ear, but the smallest bone in the human body. The surgery is recommended as a preliminary to fenestration.

By George E. Shambaugh, Jr., MD, Eugene L. Derlacki, MD, and Wiley H. Harrison, MD, of the Department of Otolaryngology at Northwestern University Medical School. Photography by James E. Brubaker, utilizing the Brubaker-Holinger Endoscopic Motion Picture Camera.


  • 1956


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Restrictions on use.


1 Reels : 11:24 minutes, color, silent, acetate base ; 16mm, 392 ft.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

See accession record 2018-18-079.

Existence and Location of Copies

Two 16mm copies.

Processing Information

Date was determined through research in the Neurological and Sensory Disease Film Guide, 1963.

Library Details

Part of the Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center Repository

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