Second in the series The Atom and You, Paramount News, March 25, 1953, shows tests conducted at Hanford, Washington, on effects of exposure of sheep and salmon to radiation; testing of radioactive dust at UCLA laboratory; the use of radioisotopes and tracer materials for detecting cancer in patients at Oak Ridge, Tennessee; the use of rays from the cobalt source at N.Y. city’s Moncure Hospital, to treat cancer of the brain. (Time: 5 min 9 secs)
Iodine -131, is a film made in 1958 that shows three actual case studies on patients treated at Argonne National Laboratory in 1949. The films tells how all three patients, each with different ailment, have been cured with radiation therapy. (Time: 14 min 23 sec)
Atom in the Hospital, a 1961 film showing UCLA research and findings of the effects of radiation on the human body. (Time: 12 min 24 sec)
Atomic Medicine, a 1968 film narrated by Walter Cronkite. The film shows radiation experiments carried out at Brookhaven National Laboratory. A human subject is being tested, using carbon isotope tagged “atomic cocktail”.
(Available Summer 1999)