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B&W. 10:21min. Assam, India. 1932-36. Film made by A.W. Taylor. ‘The Indian military hospital Shillong’. General views of the hospital. ‘The morning meal’. ‘Kit inspection’. ‘The sick parade’ – military medical staff administering medication. Scenes of inoculation and dressing of wounds. ‘Anti-malaria measures. Catch and kill mosquitoes!’ ‘Dhobi day’ – dhobi wallahs carrying laundry to the river. ‘The family hospital’ – Assamese women and their children waiting for medical consultations. ‘Baby weighing’. Military medical staff organizing a ‘field ambulance’: a mule and camel train carrying medical equipment and supplies. (film with captions)


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