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Film programme: Doctors and Nurses

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Doctors and Nurses screening programme
When: 7pm, Wednesday through Saturday, 19 - 22 June
Where: The New Zealand Film Archive, 84 Taranaki St, Wellington
Ticket price: $8 public / $6 concession

Image: Nurses at Karitane Home, Wellington, New Zealand Pictorial Review No.2: Cradle-land (1933)


Doctors and Nurses

A fascinating film programme that looks back on attitudes towards health and medicine across the twentieth century. From rural nurses on horseback to tuberculous detection - see how the work of New Zealand doctors and nurses has changed over the last decades.

The earliest film on the programme is New Zealand Pictorial Review No. 2: Cradleland (1933). The film shows nurses caring for babies and toddlers at Karitane Home in Wellington, founded by Truby King.

Rural nursing also features. Weekly Review 257: East Coast District Nurse (1946) shows the district nurse crossing rivers and hostile countryside to visit patients, and completing her journey by horse.

Doctors and Nurses also looks at education around health and medicine. One film from the 1940s visits cooking, dentistry and medicine classes at the University of Otago.

Among other films, advertisements such as Anchor Milk Company’s Powdered Sunshine (c. 1952) - which demonstrates how to make milky jam pudding - and Nyal Chocolax for Constipation (1962) extol the virtues of various products in terms of building good health.

Doctors and Nurses will screen at 7pm, Wednesday through Saturday, June 19 - 22. The Film Archive, 84 Taranaki St, Wellington.


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