August 21, 1954

Career: Medical Technologist: 16 mm., color, sound, showing time 23 minutes. Sponsored by the American Society of Medical Technologists, American Society of Clinical Pathologists, College of American Pathologists.

JAMA. 1954;155(17):1523. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.03690350065026

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The purpose of this film is to show high school students the challenge and opportunities of a career in medical technology. The drama starts when Joan, a young student in training to become a medical technologist, is confronted for the first time in her career with the actual responsibility of acting as a technologist. A critically ill patient, badly in need of blood, is brought to a hospital. Joan meets the test, and a medical technologist is added to those assistants of pathologists who make it possible to bring to the patients the benefits of modern medicine. Flashbacks, aptly used, carry the viewer to a scene in a high school. Advertisements in The Journal suggest to several students, including Joan, a career in medical technology. A visit to a hospital is arranged, and Joan is taken through the laboratories. The viewer experiences with her the impact of a scene in

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