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January 1, 1938

Sarnoff Surgical Motion Picture Library Index

JAMA. 1938;110(1):71. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790010073029

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The index contains a list of more than 300 motion pictures, many of them in color, made by the author over a period of years. In a foreword to the index the author seeks "to encourage the use of these films for the teaching of students in every medical school and for postgraduate teaching...." The prediction is made that "the time is not far off when those who do not avail themselves of such means of information, be they medical schools or practitioners of medicine, will be considered antiquated." If all the pictures in the index are of "acceptable" quality, a real contribution to medicine has been made. No other physician in the country has published a list nearly as long. The remarkable number, however, makes one wonder how much care was used in the selection of cases. Physicians are referred to several articles on motion pictures which the author

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