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  • PENICILLIN PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE: THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION OF PENICILLIN, ENGLAND, 1943

    PENICILLIN PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE: THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION OF PENICILLIN, ENGLAND, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 16970

    Laboratory staff at work in the development of penicillin. Every stage of the process is tested. Here, laboratory workers dilute the brown liquid which has been obtained from the flasks in which Penicillium mould has been grown. After dilution, the...

  • RADIUM TREATMENT IN A LONDON HOSPITAL, ENGLAND, 1940

    RADIUM TREATMENT IN A LONDON HOSPITAL, ENGLAND, 1940

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 621

    A patient is prepared for radium treatment by a female doctor and nurse at a London hospital in 1940.

  • US TROOPS ATTEND BRITISH ARMY SCHOOL: AMERICAN SOLDIERS TRAIN AT THE BRITISH ARMY SCHOOL OF HYGIENE, UK, 1944

    US TROOPS ATTEND BRITISH ARMY SCHOOL: AMERICAN SOLDIERS TRAIN AT THE BRITISH ARMY SCHOOL OF HYGIENE, UK, 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 19472

    Courses at the British Army School of Hygiene are a mixture of lectures and practical work. Here Sergeant Thomas Feeley (of 7901, 4th Avenue, New York City, USA) and Trooper H Pussey (of Highbridge, Somerset, England) work together to put up a mosquito...

  • RADIUM TREATMENT IN A LONDON HOSPITAL, ENGLAND, 1940

    RADIUM TREATMENT IN A LONDON HOSPITAL, ENGLAND, 1940

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 622

    A nurse switches on the radium treatment apparatus at a London hospital in 1940. When the patient is ready and everyone else has left the treatment room, the nurse presses a button and air pressure once more transfers the radium from the lead safe to...

  • COUNTRY SCHOOL: EVERYDAY LIFE AT BALDOCK COUNTY COUNCIL SCHOOL, BALDOCK, HERTFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    COUNTRY SCHOOL: EVERYDAY LIFE AT BALDOCK COUNTY COUNCIL SCHOOL, BALDOCK, HERTFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 20562

    Boys are measured by the school nurse during a medical inspection at Baldock County Council School. According to the original caption, the school nurse is in attendance daily at the school 'minor ailments clinic'.

  • COAL MINERS: EVERYDAY LIFE IN A MIDLANDS COLLIERY, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    COAL MINERS: EVERYDAY LIFE IN A MIDLANDS COLLIERY, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 18881

    Miners at a colliery somewhere in the Midlands receive sun ray treatment. The original caption states that "'As good as a week at Blackpool!' is the general opinion".

  • AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS ON THE BRITISH HOME FRONT: ANTI-GAS INSTRUCTION, C 1941

    AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS ON THE BRITISH HOME FRONT: ANTI-GAS INSTRUCTION, C 1941

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 3905

    This photograph is a Ministry of Information posed photograph showing a woman dabbing at a gas splash on her hand with a cloth, which would clearly be used in a leaflet, poster or exhibition on anti-gas measures. It may be that she is wiping off anti-...

  • A SUBSTITUTE FOR QUININE: THE PRODUCTION OF MEPACRINE AT A FACTORY NEAR LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    A SUBSTITUTE FOR QUININE: THE PRODUCTION OF MEPACRINE AT A FACTORY NEAR LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 23836

    Factory worker Thomas West mixes the ingredients of the anti-malarial drug Mepacrine into a wet paste at a factory near London. The ingredients are in a large metal mixing machine. According to the original caption, Thomas has three brothers serving in...

  • FACTORY WELFARE WORK: WELFARE AT PILKINGTON'S GLASS FACTORY, ST HELENS, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    FACTORY WELFARE WORK: WELFARE AT PILKINGTON'S GLASS FACTORY, ST HELENS, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 20084

    A nurse checks on a war worker wearing a sling, sitting amongst a group of injured men and women as they wait to see a medical officer in the Waiting Room of the Sheet Works Surgery at the Pilkington glass factory in St Helens. According to the original...

  • RADIUM TREATMENT IN A LONDON HOSPITAL, ENGLAND, 1940

    RADIUM TREATMENT IN A LONDON HOSPITAL, ENGLAND, 1940

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 619

    Keeping her body well away from the equipment, the nurse pushes the radium into the cancer-treatment apparatus at a London hospital. The radium container is on the end of a long rod which enables the nurse to keep a good distance from the radium.

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