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WAAM (Television station : Baltimore, Md.)

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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
Scientists of tomorrow ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Howard Owens, of Northwestern High School in Prince Georges County, MD, briefly discusses the purpose of the National Science Fair. Talented students then display and explain their Science Fair projects. Don Boyle experiments with the effects of radio waves on seed germination. Mary Catherine White reconstructs a functioning battery using Volta's methods. Gary Miggs creates a diorama based on the fossils characteristic of the Devonian Period. Jean Spencer determines the amount of black widow spider venom required to kill a white mouse. Fred Shindler researches the life cycle of the corn borer in an unsuccessful attempt to break that cycle and thus eradicate the pest
Industrial hygiene ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1951 and 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This television program discusses industrial hygiene. The program focuses on 1) the identification of occupational diseases; 2) research into the cause of industrial pollution; and 3) correction of industrial pollution and prevention of occupational diseases. The emphasis of this program is on atmospheric contamination. Dr. Anna Baetjer highlights the research aspects of industrial hygiene. She notes that it is the industrial hygienist's role to determine if chemicals and particles in the air are harmful to people. She provides examples of harmful pollutants, such as silica, coal dust, and carbon tetrachloride, and shows the tests for these pollutants in the laboratory. Then Charles E. Couchman, an industrial hygienist for the city of Baltimore, shows how pollutants populate an industrial plant and how the testing takes place. Mr. Alan D. Brantz, the industrial hygienist for the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, then demonstrates how hoods are used as exhaust systems for industrial plants, and shows other means of obviating pollution problems. Photographs are used to show the collection and removal of particulate matter. Monitoring equipment is also demonstrated
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
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
Stars in your skies ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The program begins with a discussion of the solar system with the sun in the center and the nine planets, with their satellites or moons. Comets also travel around the sun in very irregular orbits. Great clusters of billions of stars form galaxies. The earth is near the center of the galaxy known as the Milky Way. Stars are arranged into the constellations that have distinctive configurations
Don't drink that water ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1951 and 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Telegrams from educators and scholars mark the third anniversary of the Johns Hopkins Science Review. Dr. Abel Wolman summarizes the history of methods of acquiring pure water and the science of sanitary engineering. Chlorine was discovered to be a reliable and practical chemical to use to kill water-borne bacteria. Dr. Wolman also shows a film of microscopic organisms and silt in water and discusses the decline of typhoid fever. Dr. Wolman and his colleagues use both animated films and models of a water filtration plant and a sewage treatment plant to explain the water purification processes
Schistosomiasis ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1951 and 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The beginning of this film shows the campus of the National Institutes of Health, including the Isotope Laboratory, the Memorial Laboratory and the Clinical Center. The film also provides a brief history of NIH. Doctors show the infectious disease organism and demonstrate through films and diagrams the transmission of the parasite to humans. The parasite develops in snails and become waterborne. It penetrates the human skin, poisoning the tissues and blood vessels, and causing chronic debility. Approximately 150 million people had the disease worldwide. While this disease was primarily found in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, researchers searched for and found a snail host compatible with the disease in the United States. At the same time, they also discovered a way to kill the snail without harming the environment
What you should know about biological warfare ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1951 and 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This video, originally produced for television, discusses the myths about biological warfare and the dangers of spreading misinformation. The production provides a definition of biological warfare and its effects on people, and uses demonstrations and still photographs. Dr. Victor Haas of the United States Public Health Service and the National Institutes of Health discusses influenza, Q fever, and encephalitis as possible instruments of biological warfare. Dr. Alexander Langnore from the Communicable Disease Center in Atlanta comments on possible contamination of air and water, and on the defenses put in place by the Dept. of Agriculture, the United States Public Health Service, and the Bureau of Customs. Dr. Norvi C. Kieffer, director of the Health and Special Weapons Division of the Federal Defense Administration, discusses procedures implemented on the national level
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
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
Epidemic theory Ct+1=St (1-qct), what is it? ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using diagrams, Dr. Lowell J. Reed first describes the history of epidemics, the origins of disease, using measles and small pox as examples, and means of transmission. He then demonstrates the epidemic theory where St is the number of people susceptible to the disease over time multiplied by 1 minus qct (the probability of a person with the disease meeting a susceptible person) equals C t+1(cases over time). Also factored into this equation is the number of people who develop an immunity to the disease after recovering from it. The theory is then tested against experience. Dr. Reed sets up an experiment demonstrating the practical application of the theory using a model. He then discusses epidemic control focusing on isolation of people who already have the disease, and immunization of people who are susceptible to the disease
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The human centrifuge ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Gravitational forces affect humans in air flight by restricting blood flow. The human centrifuge is used to conduct studies on the effect of gravitational forces on airplane pilots, which can lead to developments in airplane design
 
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