YOU JUST CAN'T STOP

A doctor talks about the future possibilities for medicine over a shot of the modernist architecture of the Western General Hospital. (clip)

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Places:

  • Edinburgh

Subjects:

  • Healthcare
  • Science and technology

Genres:

  • Television documentary

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: YOU JUST CAN'T STOP

Reference number: T2281

Date: 1968*

Production company: pc. Scottish Television

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 27.00 mins

Description: TV feature on the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh discussing subjects including cancer research, and resources needed to manage a modern hospital given developments in medical technology.

Shotlist: STV logo with Edinburgh superimposed (0.08) shots of the boiler room of the hospital (0.38) ext and aerial shots of the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh (1.25) shots female lab technicians working in the lab at the hospital (2.12) shots x-ray operators move a young female patient remotely, in a separate room, using hydraulic machinery; (3.20) masked female lab technician working in lab; v/o discusses improvements in cancer therapy (4.46) operation in progress (5.17) shot of female patient in her bed being monitored (5.29) Doctor's round in a hospital ward, stopping at female patient seen earlier and examining her x-ray's (8.27) brief shot of woman in bed followed by tracking shot through the hospital corridors and into a single room (9.27) c/u shots of dialysis equipment (10.16) shots of x-ray room with c/u of head x-rays, showing vasculature of brain (11.29) ext. shot of hospital (11.58) operation in progress in operating theatre (12.15) obese woman walks into "Metabolic Unit" with nurse (12.40) woman in kitchen carefully weighing milk and coffee (13.24) medical equipment with shots of a head operation in progress seen through the portal of a large chamber (17.03) ext. shots of hospital (17.56) montage of scenes from around hospital from patients to equipment (20.49) woman patient seen earlier in the ward, then on the x-ray table (21.29) shots of male and female wards (22.00) shots of the hospital telephone switch board sending a message to a ward (22.57) [picture ends at 861ft] soundtrack continues, discussing the use of computers in the future, until (27.00) 1012ft.