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February 5, 1955


JAMA. 1955;157(6):515. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950230029018

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FILM LIBRARY HAS BEST YEAR  Ralph Creer, Secretary of the A. M. A. Committee on Medical Motion Pictures, reports the film library had the busiest year of its existence. A total of 2,485 motion pictures were distributed during 1954, an increase of 572 over the previous year. Individual physicians requested 1,126 films, and more than 900 films were loaned to hospitals. Seventy-one medical schools requested 873 films during the year. More medical societies are showing films in connection with their annual meetings. There is also a greater appreciation of the value of films in medical education; for example, Dr. F. A. Simeone, professor of surgery at Western Reserve University, Cleveland, secured a series of three films on congenital malformations of the heart from the A. M. A. film library and, while on a mission for the State Department, showed them to several audiences in the Middle East. "In all the

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