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Du Mont Television Network

Works: 263 works in 284 publications in 1 language and 1,131 library holdings
Classifications: M1001, 784.2184
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The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner, conductor ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Captain Video and his Video Rangers ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
In the year 2254, Captain Video and his army of Video Rangers travel the galaxy protecting the weak and defenseless from cosmic villains usually led by Dr. Pauli. Also includes some of the originally broadcast commercials
X-ray the super sleuth ( visu )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 2 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
The New York times youth forum ( visu )
2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"A weekly series of programs, founded by Dorothy Gordon, adapted for the encouragement and stimulation of youth in spontaneous discussion of national and international issues. Not an interview program, the session belongs primarily to the youth participants, which include [boys and girls] who offer their views on economic, racial and religious matters."--1956 Peabody Digest. The question for this episode is: "How should the schools teach about communism?" The guest is Dr. George N. Shuster, President of Hunter College
The fight against polio ( visu )
2 editions published between 1951 and 2003 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The film takes the audience on a tour of the Children's Hospital School in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Lenhard describes the symptoms of poliomyelitis and the modalities used to combat its effects. The audience is brought into the exercise room where a physical therapist manipulates the legs of a child with polio. Henry O'Kendall is giving another child a muscle test, testing the strength of the muscles in the shoulder and the hand. As the program progresses, the children are brought into the treatment pool. Because of the buoyancy of the water, the children can exercise with minimal assistance. The use of braces and crutches is demonstrated. Iron lungs are also shown for use by children who need respiratory assistance
The usefulness of useless knowledge ( visu )
2 editions published between 1952 and 2003 in English and held by 2 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
Science of toys ( visu )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 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
Is it true? ( visu )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 2 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
News from the sky ( visu )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 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
Schistosomiasis ( visu )
2 editions published between 1951 and 2003 in English and held by 2 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
Don't drink that water ( visu )
2 editions published between 1951 and 2003 in English and held by 2 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
Science coast to coast ( visu )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 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
Johnny Jupiter ( visu )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Presents two segments from the television show, Johnny Jupiter, aired in 1953. In each segment, Ernest, a general-store clerk and inventor of a device through which he communicates with Jupiter, receives help from his friends on Jupiter when he gets into difficulty. With commercials
Return for death ( visu )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Stars in your skies ( visu )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 2 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
Highlights in review ( visu )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 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
Little known metals ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 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
Sound and hearing ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Determining the levels of hearing loss in young children can be measured by noting the child's reactions to various levels of volume and pitch. The key to treating hearing impairments in children is the early detection of hearing loss. Training parents to work with deaf children and the early fitting of hearing aids is important in the development of communication skills
The story of a needle ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Dr. Proctor discusses examples of and reasons for hypodermic injection rather than oral administration of drugs, examines injection methods, and shows various styles and construction of syringes. He also gives a historical account of development of the hollow needle and intravenous injection by such scientists as Serturner, Pravaz, Wood, Osler, LaFarge, and Wren. Dr. Walter Dandy, professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins, shows the endemic method of applying a drug to the skin by blistering the skin. He also offers examples of and reasons for the need to administer drugs hypodermically rather than orally. Using an orange, a nurse demonstrates the method for teaching laymen how to administer an insulin injection
Da Vinci, man of science ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 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
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