Prenatal Diagnosis by Amniocentesis film, circa 1980  PDF

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Leivick, David
Prenatal Diagnosis by Amniocentesis film
circa 1980 (inclusive)
1 film reel
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One film reel related to diagnosis via prenatal amniocentesis
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1 reel (300 feet), sound, color, 16 mm


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Amniocentesis is a sampling of amniotic fluid using a hollow needle inserted into the uterus, to screen for developmental abnormalities in a fetus. Several researchers worked on the development of Amniocentesis for fetal sex determination in the 1950s [4] and up to mid 1970s amniocentesis procedures were done 'blind‘. Doctors Jens Bang and Allen Northeved from Denmark were the first to report amniocentesis done with the guide of an ultrasound in 1972. Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) was first performed by Italian biologist Giuseppe Simoni in 1983. The film outlines the procedure for a broad audience.

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Medical instructional film about prenatal amniocentesis directed by David Leivick and Frederick Ritzenberg of Golden Door Productions

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  • Moving Image Collections (University of Washington)
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)