YOUNG MAN RECEIVES CANCER TREATMENT FROM COBALT MACHINE - 1950S Pan down to two doctors examining a young man lying on a table at New York's Memorial Center receiving cancer treatment from a cobalt machine which uses radioactive beams. Cut to control panel of the machine and CU of a technician's hand operating the controls then over to the machine spinning around the patient and CU of the patient's slightly worried face.
Date: 1950s - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:25:00, No Audio
RESEARCHERS STUDY MILK CONTAINING RADIO ISOTOPES - 1950S Researchers with the University of Maryland study milk containing chemicals tagged with radio isotopes from a live cow. A female researcher prepares a Geiger counter while other researchers prepare the milk sample so they can find how many of the tagged chemicals injected into the cow ended up converted to milk.
Date: 1950s - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:34:00, No Audio
BIOLOGISTS SEARCH FOR NEW STRAINS OF PEANUT PLANTS GROWN FROM RADIATED SEEDS - 1950S At an experimental farm operated by North Carolina State University workers harvest peanuts that have been grown from seeds radiated in atomic reactors to create new mutations. One worker walks along tagging plants while others gather them up. Two plant biologists then sort through the plants looking for those that can be developed into new strains.
Date: 1950s - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:43:00, No Audio
MEN DISCUSS NEED FOR TOWN'S NEW ATOMIC POWER PLANT - 1950S An elderly man reading the newspaper and two men playing pool nearby discuss the town getting a new atomic power plant. One of the men playing pool says he doesn’t understand why it’s needed unless it’s to generate free electricity then an announcer VO states, “Well, no that's not exactly the reason but never mind. A lot of other folks are just as confused about the real purpose of atomic energy and it all begins with a particle of matter so small it can't be seen under the most powerful microscope.”
Date: 1950s - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:58:00, With Audio
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