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New Guinea Natives Follow Noble Calling

New Guinea men are trained as medical assistants.
Series : Australian Diary | Episode : 49 | Year : 1951 | Total Duration : 3 Minutes | Producer : Jack S Allan
Man leaves village near Rabul to go to the Native Medical and Hygiene Technical School. Greeted by superintendant Welsh and joins class. Classroom scenes learning anatomy. Rabaul Native Hospital, treating tropical ulcer, taking temperatures. Trained by doctor to use stethoscope and Xray. Cod liver oil given to elderly man. Helping in surgery. Returns to village, in charge of medical post and treats first patient. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 43281 | 3 mins 43 secs | 1950s | Rabul, Papua New Guinea | © NFSA | B&W |