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December 22, 1956

FIRST U. S. INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL FILM EXHIBITION

JAMA. 1956;162(17):1544. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970340034012

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Abstract

Each year the Film Library of the American Medical Association receives many unsolicited requests for medical films from physicians, medical societies, medical schools, and government agencies in various countries. Assistance is also requested in selecting top U. S. films to be shown abroad during international meetings of medical and scientific groups. It is evident that films from this country are in demand; and, conversely, we are anxious to see the results of medical advancements in other countries. What better way can this information be transmitted than by the use of a motion picture, which, along with its pictorial presentation, can carry explanations and comments by the man or men who did the work? Even without translation, medical and surgical films can speak an international language. Anatomy and physiology do not change at the border of a country. This comment was made following a recent medical meeting with international attendance: "It

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