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[Operating room and laboratory candid footage], circa 1929

 Item — Box: 3

Scope and Contents

Warning: this film includes non-graphic footage of research animals and graphic surgical content on a person.

A silent, black and white film featuring several surgeons, including Andrew C. Ivy, MD, in an operating theater. There are no intertitle cards to provide information. Type of operation is unclear and the patient's face is covered. Footage is out of focus at times. End of film may be in a medical classroom or lab, possible students seen standing around with research animals.


  • circa 1929


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Restrictions on use.


1 Reels : 04:00 minutes, black & white, silent ; 16mm, 100 ft.

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

See accession record 2020-18-119.

Processing Information

Item moved to Physiology series because Andrew Ivy's work is the subject of the film. Date determined by similarities to footage of Ivy's work in the Northwestern Marches On film, especially because the woman in the middle of the top row of the audience in this film is the same woman that appears in Ivy's lab in Northwestern Marches On.

Library Details

Part of the Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center Repository

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