This film presents the anatomy, symptomatology, and clinical picture of disorders of nerves. Shots include: unilateral paralysis of masticatory nerve, paralysis of right masticatory nerve, disorders of the spinal accessory nerve, motor fibers supplying sternomastoid muscle, atrophy of the upper portion of the trapezius muscle, scapula alata in paralysis of serratus anticus muscle, motor fibers leaving medulla between olive and pyramid, bilateral paralysis of hypoglossal nerves, scars of gunshot injury bilateraly, slow response to galvanic stimulation, severe atrophy and immobility of tongue, and bilateral paralysis of glossopharyngeal and vagus nerves.
Tells how the island of Formosa has been helped to become economically self-sufficient through the help of ECA and the Joint Committee on Rural Reconstruction. Explains that through the cooperation of the United States and the local government, and at a small cost, the people of the island have been helped to help themselves. Short version of Formosa--Island of Promise.
Shows the problems of Formosa, an island which doubled in population through the arrival of Chinese Nationalist refugees. Tells how, with assistance from ECA and the Joint Committee on Rural Reconstruction, the island has been made almost self-supporting. Describes the land reforms, military training, and education of women now in progress.
Reviews the civil strife between religious groups during the first days of Free India. Stresses the fact that with the assassination of Gandhi much of the civil war stopped, and now Nehru is attempting to weld the country into a democratic state. Shows present-day India's industry, people, religion, and agriculture.
The problems of both the Netherlands and Indonesia are presented in the question of Indonesian independence. Describes Holland's need to rebuild her empire after World War II, and shows Indonesia's resentment of Dutch and Japanese exploitation. Leaders of both sides give their views.
Shows the findings of Dr. Arnold Gesell, at the Yale University Clinic, concerning the mental and physical growth of children. Consists of candid-camera shots photographed through a one-way vision dome.
Shows graphically that people live longer now because of modern medical developments. Discusses the problem of how these people should be supported by pension plans such as social security. Explains that many are unemployed when they are still able to work, and show how older people adjust to their particular place in life.
Outlines a typical day in the life of a ten-year-old boy, stressing the need for the development of his individual aptitudes, abilities, and personality pattern. Pictures the anxieties of parents over the proper guidance of their children, and shows the ways in which these parents obtain scientific help. Some major problems of child behavior are also touched on.
Describes the political, economic, and social problems of Malaya and the fight against communist infiltration. Portrays the life of a rubber plantation owner as he combats communist guerrilla activities and falling rubber prices. Pictures life in Kuala Lumpur, and describes the conflict between the Chinese and the Malayans. Shows the efforts of Commissioner Templar to resettle Chinese squatters away from jungle fringes and to encourage resistance against the communists. Mentions the British desire to give the natives greater responsibility in government and pictures briefly tin mining in Malaya.
Describes man's interest in the world of space and portrays some of his exploratory efforts. Shows how the Hayden Planetarium conducts an imaginary trip to the moon, describes Mount Palomar Observatory's telescope, and discusses radio astronomy and rocket exploration. Explores man's ability to fly at high speeds through ground tests in a test chamber, and the effect of rocket flight on white mice. Includes shots of the earth from an ascending rocket and photographs of eruptions on the sun and planets.
A picture of the progressive school system at work; some familiar arguments for and against it. A contrast between learning by memory drill and the new method of learning through individual projects. Many schools are carrying out Mann's belief that one can best be prepared for a happy life through education.
Dramatizes the work of the six law-enforcement agencies of the Treasury Department, which are shown dealing with smuggling, narcotics running, illegal production and sale of alcohol, counterfeiting of money, theft of government checks, and income tax evasions, as well as protecting the person of the President.
Traces the eighteenth century struggle for control of North America. Discusses the English-French rivalry and the French defeat. Considers England's pause to consolidate her position before attacking Spain and the consequences of her delay. (KETC) Kinescope.
Presents the problem of juvenile delinquency during World War II and the war's effect on the youth of the United States. Shows some of the temptations which beset wartime youth and discloses the work done by intelligent communities in handling the problem.