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Description: Abbott Labs in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, sends radioactive gold for medical use
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Clip #: MF-22B
Length: 4:11
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: North America
Country: United States
State: Tennessee
Subject: Medicine
Original: 16mm
1950s, Chicago, Illinois, Abbott Laboratories, man opening door and walking into pharmaceutical research center entrance, teletype message ordering shipment of radioactive gold to cancer hospital, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Abbot Radioactive Pharmaceuticals facility, female worker removing teletype printout from machine and flipping through card file to find authorization from Atomic Energy Commission to release radioactive gold to hospital, truck backing up to Oak Ridge National Laboratory, male workers using mirrors and tongs to carefully put sliver of radioactive gold into lead-lined container, geiger counter detecting radiation level, male workers weighing and preparing radioactive gold shipment, truck delivering shipment to destination, male workers behind lead shields using remote control to prepare radioactive gold for medical use, male workers packing processed isotope in lead for transport, Delta Airlines airplane taxiing, Chicago Midway Airport sign, shipment being unloaded from plane cargo hold and into truck, hospital laboratory technician opening radioactive gold shipment and transferring into container to be administered to patient, isotope being further diluted in saline solution, female nurse and male medical technician administering radioactive isotope treatment to male lung cancer patient

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