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[Moving Pictures of Northwestern Dental School], circa 1929-30

 Item — Multiple Containers

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

Warning: contains graphic surgical content as well as views of a partially dissected human cadaver.

Silent, black and white film taken by Sheridan C. Waite, DDS, showing various unknown operations, presented without context and sometimes obscured by the surgeons’ hands. Includes oral surgeries, surgeries on the neck, throat, and other unknown body parts, as well as display of veins and tendons on the left side of the face and neck of a cadaver. Surgeries are interspersed with shots of people including surgeons and nurses smiling and talking to the camera.

Non-surgical content includes a group of men walking down the street at the beginning of the film, and views of the area around Northwestern’s Chicago campus at the end of the film, including the 211 East Delaware Apartment Hotel, the Palmolive building, the Ward Memorial Building, and Lake Michigan, and people walking on the beach. The film ends with a man looking through papers at a desk.

Dates

  • circa 1929-30

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Access is restricted due to privacy concerns. The Galter Library Access Review Board grants or denies patron access through an application and review process. Contact Galter Library to apply.

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Conditions Governing Use

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

Patrons who intend to use this material in a study will need IRB approval from their home institution if the proposed use includes personally identifiable information.

Extent

1 Reels : 13:41 minutes, black & white, silent, acetate base. ; 16mm, 319 ft.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English