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February 25, 1956

Research Films in Biology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Medicine

JAMA. 1956;160(8):725. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960430115037

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Abstract

That scientific cinematography is and has been a valuable research instrument for the biologist, anthropologist, psychologist, and medical research worker is the basis for this book. Along with the many excellent examples of the camera and its adaptations in use, the author has also assembled a most complete reference guide to outstanding men and their accomplishments, both past and present, in this field. Publications of import in various phases of cinematography and cinemicrography are also noted. Scientific cinematography and the research film are discussed as to their advantages and limitations. From initial planning to final analysis of the finished film, the author details the proper procedures, the equipment needed, and special effects that might be required, such as high-speed or time-lapse cinemicrography and split-frame cinematography. Part 1 is devoted to the biological sciences, with much detail on cinemicrography —installations, camera, microscopes, and all accessories. Practical applications are described in the

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