An outstanding Glasgow documentary.
Made in 1965 to commemorate the centenary of the first public health officer for the city.
Covers all the important events - epidemics, overcrowding, disease, poverty and how they were tackled by Glasgow. Outlines a history of public health intervention that Glasgow can be proud of.
Health of a City
p. [Robert] Riddell Black 1965 bw sound
Made to commemorate the centenary of the appointment of the first Medical Officer of Health for Glasgow, it highlights their work in housing, schools and hospitals. (24 mins)
HEALTH OF A CITY
Additional Information: Made to commemorate the centenary of the appointment of the first Medical Officer of Health for Glasgow, it highlights their work in housing, schools and hospitals.
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Shotlist: REEL 1
Title (.08) gvs children playing in playground (.30) panning shot of Glasgow rooftops (1.00) gvs people on street (1.22) model and stills depicting Glasgow in the early days (3.08) the Necropolis (3.23) gvs spring and Loch Katrine (3.53) water being tested from swimming pool (4.10) shots of lab, Kennedy St. and Belvedere Hospitals (4.57) shot demolition of old tenements (5.18) gvs multi-storey flats intercut with aerial shots of same (6.25) Clyde shipyards (7.00) health inspectors checking meat (7.15) and fish (7.24) int. of lab (7.36) gvs nurses and midwives preparing for work (8.00) int. Marks and Spencer’s food dept. (8.25) panning shot from old part of the city with smoky rooftops to newer buildings (9.40) gvs of work of an x-ray dept. including excerpt from
Mass x-ray campaign (10.45) Argyle Street and St. Enoch Square (11.10) Kelvingrove Park (12.03) shots of fair at Glasgow Green (12.12)
Shotlist: REEL 2
No credits. Shots of modern fairground and work carried out by health inspectors (.46) shots of blind people (1.34) various shots of down and outs around Glasgow (2.13) gvs int. of Barrowland and restaurant (2.41) Union Street at night (2.50) shots of old people and old folks’ home including interviews with some of the residents (5.00) gvs milk bottling plant (5.53) stills of the Boer War and burial records (6.45) shots of development of health work with children through the years including shots of medical examination of school pupils (8.24) int. of child welfare clinic and day nursery (9.41) shots of various PE classes (11.33) various shots of Glasgow (12.06) ecs (12.25)