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WAAM (Television station : Baltimore, Md.)

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Works: 244 works in 260 publications in 1 language and 260 library holdings
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Most widely held works about WAAM (Television station : Baltimore, Md.)
 
Most widely held works by WAAM (Television station : Baltimore, Md.)
The fight against polio( Visual )

2 editions published between 1951 and 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The program begins with a tour of the Children's Hospital School of Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Raymond Lenhard describes the symptoms of poliomyelitis, or infantile paralysis, and treatment of the disease. In the exercise room, a physical therapist demonstrates the muscle test for fingers and shoulders and how patients progress from simple to complex exercises. Patients are shown in crutches and leg braces, in the rocking bed, and in the treatment pool doing underwater exercises. "Iron lung" respirators are demonstrated and explained. Lynn Poole interviews two patients who recovered from polio, and he alludes to research being done in polio immunization
Don't drink that water( Visual )

2 editions published between 1951 and 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This television show concerns water purification and the disposal of sewage. In addition, it discusses the science of sanitary engineering. Dr. Abel Wolman describes the historic search for pure water and epidemics caused by waterborne diseases, such as typhoid fever. He elaborates on the 19th century development of water filtration plants, and the later use of chlorine to purify the water. Dr. Wolman also discusses sewage treatment plants and how impurities are removed from waste water. The video includes models of a filtration plant and a sewage treatment plant. The video also includes animated films which demonstrate a filtration system and a sewage treatment plant
Highlights in review( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host Lynn Poole reviews highlights of programs from the past year: "A Hospital Never Sleeps" (1/21/52) takes viewers behind the scenes at Johns Hopkins Hospital at night; "Artist and the Doctor" (12/17/51) reveals medical artists' work, including photographic art and "moulage" at the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine founded by Max Brodel in 1885 at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; "The World From 78 Miles Up" (9/11/51) shows film clips, diagrams, and explanation of the operation of the Navy's Aerobee rocket as it gathers atmospheric data; "Solar Power for Food and Fuel" (2/11/51) describes solar energy research and offers an explanation and microscopic view of plant cells engaged in photosynthesis; "Is It True?" (10/22/51) differentiates between the myths and facts about hypnosis; "It's a Fact" (12/3/51) demonstrates the facts of radiant heat using a Crooke's radiometer and explains Bernoulli's Principle; "Krilium for Tomorrow" (2/4/52) introduces Monsanto's soil conditioner for creating porous soil for better plant growth and uses time lapse photography to show plants' growth rate in the product
News from the sky( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explorations of the upper atmosphere are made through telemetering or the measuring of remote objects from afar. Rockets take these measuring devices into the upper atmosphere to measure cosmic ray intensity, fuel consumption, oil pressure, air speed, altitude, and the magnitude of the earth's magnetic field. Receivers on earth will retrieve the measurements transmitted from space through a radio link. Current uses of this information aid in the development of guided missiles
Life in a drop of water( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biologist George Schwartz explains how the microprojector microscope, which he developed, displays the microcosm in a drop of water on a television monitor. He shows slides of the shells of diatoms, the basic food source in fresh and salt water; amoeba, which move by protoplasmic flow; blepharisma, a one-celled organism; rotifers, multi-celled organisms; and euglena, used in anemia research because of their sensitivity to vitamin B-12. Mr. Schwartz discusses producers (such as diatoms), consumers (animals), and reducers (bacteria, fungi, mold) and shows a diagram of a food pyramid of the producers and consumers in Antarctic waters. A film of a microdissection apparatus introduces new ways to research microscopic life
The librarian( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland is shown as a good example of a large urban public library system. Acquisitions, cataloging, circulation, and reference functions are discussed as librarians and other library staff help patrons. James Dickson, a librarian at the Pratt Library, says that libraries contain much more than books as he shows maps, films, records and other materials. He talks about his educational background and what led him into librarianship. A good general college education followed by a masters degree in library science is needed to beome a librarian
Science of toys( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an updated production of a program originally broadcast two years earlier, entitled "Science of toys." Lynn Poole points out that over 1,400 different toys are now manufactured for learning and sportsmanship. He visits a studio toy shop with local child Joey Vitale where "shopkeeper" John Lockwood explains the science of such toys as slinky pull trains, punching bags, gear toys, a helicopter launcher, an electric airplane and steam engine, wind-up toys, and cog-driven toys. The trio also looks at how flexible plastics are now used to make some toys safer and dolls softer. They consider polarization in magnets, static electricity in balloons, ball bearings in bike wheels, and how toys were invented. Kits on the shelf include a chemistry set, a super sleuth science kit, and a weatherman set
Courtroom doctors( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The topic of this program is the use of forensic medicine in scientific crime detection. A film shows Dr. Russell S. Fisher, lecturer in forensic medicine at Johns Hopkins University and chief medical examiner for the state of Maryland, at work in his lab. He is assisted by a team consisting of a secretary, chemists, a photographic specialist, doctors, police, and specialists in the physical sciences. In dealing with crimes of violence or mysterious death, Dr. Fisher asks: Who is the victim? Is it murder or suicide? When did it happen? How did it happen? Who did it? He shows a photo of a charred body and explains when and how the death occurred and the importance of an autopsy and a post-mortem examination. Dr. Fisher compares blood samples and explains how they are used by a courtroom doctor to exonerate or convict the accused. Using sketches from Lynn Poole's book "Science, the Super Sleuth," Dr. Fisher describes what he looks for in knifing murders. He also tells the case of the arsenic in the pancake flour and demonstrates how the presence of arsenic was confirmed. Lynn Poole shows snapshots of Dr. Fisher as a student in the toxicology lab at Georgia Tech as well as photos from throughout his career in forensic medicine. Dr. Fisher says that this career is different and challenging every day and that there are many opportunities for medical examiners and other trained specialists, with salaries from $17,000-20,000
The usefulness of useless knowledge( Visual )

2 editions published between 1952 and 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This television show examines the basic research associated with a university. When research is in its initial stages, the information generated does not appear to have any useful application. By using case studies, the show demonstrates that basic research can have profound implications. The show begins with a discussion with Dr. Abel Wolman on the definition of a university and the university's role in the search for truth. Dr. Wolman provides some examples of how seemingly insignificant research can lead to important discoveries
Is it true?( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program consists of experiments to prove the facts of science and disprove the myths. For example, a copper penny is not a good substitute for an electrical fuse because the fuse is insurance against an overload, and a penny will overheat the wires and cause a fire. Dr. Richard Lazarus points out that not all psychiatrists diagnose and treat mental illness and abnormal behavior. He explains the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist and the various interests in the latter's field, such as market research, human engineering, learning styles, and stress reactions. Other misconceptions this program seeks to dispel are that small flies are "baby" flies (they're all in the adult stage); that spontaneous generation occurs, as believed by Hermann von Helmholtz in the 19th century; that people can be hypnotized against their will; that frozen body parts should be rubbed with snow; that ice always keeps things cold; that water can put out any fire; and other superstitions mentioned briefly
Schistosomiasis( Visual )

2 editions published between 1951 and 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The program opens with a film visit to the National Institutes of Health labs in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Tomlinson explains the life cycle of schistosomes via snails to humans. Dr. Wright describes the characteristics of the disease and shows films of victims of the parasite. He also explains how U.S. troops fighting in the South Pacific could bathe in infested streams and bring the parasite to the U.S. unless they use chemical repellants on their clothing and body. Dr. Cram describes her team's search for a U.S. snail that could serve as a host for schistosomiasis. The NIH schistosomiasis snail study collection from around the world is displayed. Dr. Nolan describes her search for a safe chemical compound to pour into waterways to kill snails on a large scale, and she demonstrates how it works
Stars in your skies( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lynn Poole introduces the program by pointing an arrow gun, or optical pointer that is used to point to objects on the dome of a planetarium. Man has wondered about the universe around him since prehistoric times, noticing the movement of the stars and planets. Early in the 20th century the Zeiss planetarium was developed and built in six cities in the United States. After World War II, Armand Spitz produced the Spitz planetarium which made it much more economical for smaller sites to have planetariums. There are now over one hundred in the United States. Mr. Spitz discusses how these planetariums work. He has also designed a toy planetarium that can project images of the stars and planets in the home
The archaeologist( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lynn Poole describes what archaeologists do and why. Dr. William F. Albright explains how to determine the age of an object by datable style and carbon-14 testing. He then shows slides and diagrams of the Hajar bin Humeid mounds in south Arabia. As authenticator of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Dr. Albright discusses authentication methods for writings and scripts, such as comparing changes in the Hebrew alphabet and dated documents of the same period. Lastly, he describes qualities required for becoming an archaeologist
Science- coast to coast( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program focuses on the scientific achievements of four U. S. universities. At Indiana University, Vaclav Hlavaty solved the differential equations of unified gravitational and electromagnetic field thus providing proof for Einstein's unified field theory. Erwin Schrodinger and Karl Schwarzschild, pioneers in this research, are also discussed. From the New York University, Dr. Serge A. Korff directed a study of the effects of cosmic radiation from a high altitude observatory built on Mt. Wrangell in Alaska. His plane pilot was Dr. Terris Moore, president of the University of Alaska. University of Pittsburgh's Dr. Buchsbaum, professor of zoology, worked with colleagues to research how cells bathed in a nutrient fluid react to drugs and disease. A film shows these cell reactions under a phase-contrast microscope. Under the direction of Henry J. Gomberg, William Kerr, assistant director of the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project and assistant professor of electrical engineering at the University of Michigan are investigating peaceful uses of atomic energy. They have developed a beta ray microscope that uses radioactive isotopes as tracers in specimens under microscopic investigation. This allows them to see how atoms are distributed in alloys and tracing the path of carbon in plants
Is X-ray harmful?( Visual )

2 editions published between 1957 and 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video is primarily a discussion about the use of X-rays and questions about their safety. The video opens with a patient drinking and being observed through a fluoroscope. The second scene shows a patient being brought to the hospital in an ambulance and then being taken to the X-ray department. Mr. Poole discusses the biological effects of radiation exposure from three different aspects: nuclear fall-out, radioactive waste, and X-rays. He introduces Russell H. Morgan, chief, Department of Radiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Morgan then answers questions posed by three newspapermen, Nate Hasseltine of the Washington Post, Pare Larintz, a movie producer, and Mr. Bell, a reporter from the New York Herald Tribune. The topics discussed include the biological ramifications of different forms of radiation, the radiation effects on aging, and the use of X-rays in the detection and treatment of disease
X-ray, the super sleuth( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lynn Poole invites members of the Federal Communications Committee, meeting in Washington, DC for hearings on the use of television as an educational medium, to watch this program as a practical example of how educational institutions can bring educational programs to the American people. This is the first public showing and demonstration of a combination of x-ray photography and fluoroscopy picked up by a television receiving tube, affording both dynamic and clear internal views of patients. The equipment was constructed at The Johns Hopkins University with funds from the U.S. Public Health Service and developed by Dr. Russell H. Morgan. Dr. Morgan shows and explains the dim images of a standard fluoroscope and the static x-rays of a chest, colon, and kidney produced on a radiographic table to compare the strengths and weaknesses of each procedure. With physicist Ralph Sterm at the controls and assisted by Vernon Bowers, Ed Custer, and Roy Collier, Dr. Morgan then demonstrates his new invention, which amplifies images 300-3,000 times, and x-rays the movement of the chest and hand of Joan Hunter for viewers to see. Finally, in the first live television, inter-city diagnosis, Dr. Paul C. Hodges, at the University of Chicago, and Dr. Waldron Sennott, at the U.S. Marine Hospital in New York, observe the x-ray/fluoroscopy images broadcast on their televisions and consult with Dr. David Gould, at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, and together diagnose and prescribe treatment for a patient, machine operator James Carter, who has metal particles clearly lodged in his chest and possibly his lungs
Living together( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dr. Whitehorn briefly discusses the roles of the psychiatrist and the social worker and notes that the psychiatric clinic is like a lab of human nature. Dr. Frank, a psychiatrist, and Ms. Slaughter, a psychiatric social worker, then interact with actors to dramatize three actual cases: a family's conflict, an individual's depression, and an adolescent's problems. They conclude that the problems of living are common and solvable
Little known metals( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Little known metals with valuable applications are discussed. Titanium being much lighter than steel has important military applications; vitalium, an alloy of cobalt, chromium and molybdenum, is used to join and strengthen bones; tantalum is used in skull plates; mercury has many applications including: lipsticks, television vacuum tubes, antiseptics, insecticides, and photograhic developing; selenium is used in light meters and to conduct electricity; cerium emits sparks and is used in cigarette lighters; germanium is used to make transistors, which can replace vacuum tubes in the telephone, radio, and television industries
Da Vinci, man of science( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Leonardo da Vinci first developed the odometer for measuring distance, the jack for lifting heavy objects, and the pile driver. He did not have modern power sources or advanced mathematics, but used his remarkable intuition and observation to make many scientific discoveries including: gears, cutting tools, lathes, bridge trusses, clocks, sawmills and hydraulics. Excerpts from the film Leonardo da Vinci from Pictura Films Corporation are shown, highlighting the many artistic and scientific developments from his notebooks including models of flying machines, catapults, cannons, guns, and tanks
The lawyer by Francis D Murnaghan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Our legal system is based on statute law passed by legislative bodies and common law based on precedents set by judges. Some lawyers are general practitioners while others specialize in areas such as tax law. It is recommended that students who wish to become lawyers get a well-rounded 4-year degree in a wide variety of subjects before going to law school
 
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