Government information film on the treatment and prevention of intestinal worms.
The film begins with a brief dramatised incident: three boys come last in a school race - they are not sick but neither are they healthy, and if their condition continues they will lag behind in the race of life. Their posture indicates that they suffer from worms. Graphics provide anatomical diagram. The cure is relatively simple - a "good dose of medicine" from a clinic or travelling dispensary. The remainder of the programme describes various precautions which must be taken in order to prevent the recurrence or spread of the parasite - the use of some sort of simple latrine, the wearing of shoes, proper washing of the hands before meals, and for farmers who use human excrement as a fertiliser, instructions on deep trenching of the manure to prevent the crop becoming contaminated with the eggs of the worm. In addition, all plants should be washed thoroughly before being eaten or sold at market. If these simple rules are obeyed, people will be fitter and stronger and better able to cope with the race of life.