Albert Kahn papers: 1896-2014
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Films [subseries]

The subseries of Films consists of .7 linear feet of films in Box 3 and 1 outsize film located separately. The films are arranged in the contents list by Survey Number. Prior to the transfer of the films to the Bentley Historical Library, the films were located at the university's Historical Center for the Health Sciences (HCHS). HCHS assigned a Survey Number to each film for purposes of maintaining their own database. A computer printout of the database records for these films, arranged by Survey Number, is attached to the end of the contents list. The researcher should consult the printout of database records for a more detailed description of each film.

Box   3  
Medical School Function, late 1940s ([92-015])

(Records the people attending an outdoor medical school luncheon. Typical of a home movie in which the photographer randomly selects images of interest. Comes with a list of people presumably in order of appearance on camera. Of interest is the panning of the grounds and how the function is set up-typical of the 1940s if not appropriate for today.)

(approx. 10 minutes, black and white, 16 mm, silent])
Film Reel   1  
University of Michigan Alumni Reunion 1958 ([92-016])

(This film taken by Roland Burd (Burck?) captures the various doctors and alumni that attended the Alumni Reunion of 1958. (approx 40 min.)

(outsize, located separately)

(approx. 40 minutes, color, 16 mm, silent])
Box   3  
"The Adrenal as a Contributor to the Stress of High O2," circa 1950s ([92-018])

(This film produced by J. W. Bean and C. W. Smith, is a record of a NIH grant study on the effects of very high (80-90 lbs) 02 on rats. The film includes still photos of damaged organs placed in front of placards and footage of rats suffering from paralysis and mental confusion.)

(approx. 15 minutes, black and white, 16 mm, silent])
Box   3  
"South American Furlough I"--Graceliner/ Peru 1941 ([92-019])

(see insert in film canister for detailed description)

(Silent "home movie". This film is series of short scenes spliced together recording the South American trip taken by J. W. Bean. Scenes include shots of the local residents and beautiful landscapes. There is an extensive listing of the scenes included with the film by Mr. Bean.)

(approx. 25 minutes, color, 16 mm, silent])
Box   3  
"South American Furlough II"--Buenos Aires to Rio de Janiero 1941 ([92-020])

(Silent "home movie" This is the second film in a series produced by J. W. Bean. recording his trip to South America. He included a list of the scenes filmed with this reel also.)

(see insert in film canister for detailed description)

(approx. 25 minutes, black and white,16 mm, silent])
Box   3  
"South American Furlough III"--Bu Tan Tan and Rio de Janiero 1941 ([92-021])

(Silent "home movie". This is the last in a series of films by J W. Bean. Included in this reel are scenes from Bu Tan Tan snake farm and the San Paulo Medical School in Rio De Janiero. Finally the purpose of this trip is explained as he meets with two De Ahneida brothers who have been using high pressure 02 to treat human patients with cancer. There is a list of scenes included.)

(see insert in film canister for detailed description)

(approx 20 minutes, color, 16 mm, silent])
Box   3  
"Chronic and Permanent Disabilities Induced by Exposure to O2 at High Pressure," circa 1950s ([92-022])

(This film. produced by J. W. Bean and Ernest C. Siegfried records the effects of high pressure 02 on rats. Motor disability, hind leg paralysis, and mental confusion are among the effects studied.)

(approx. 20 minutes, black and white, 16 mm, silent])
Box   3  
"Dr. Bean's Gassed Chickens," circa 1950s ([92-023])

(Silent Experimental film in color. Another one of J. W. Bean's experimental films recording the effects of high pressure oxygen (OHP) This time the subject of the film is chickens and they experience the same kind of paralysis and disorientation as the rats.)

(approx. 15 minutes, color, 16 mm, silent])
Box   3  
"Dr. Bean's Gassed Chicken Feathers," circa 1950s ([92-024])

(This film by Dr. Bean is just a collection of still shots of chicken feathers.)

(approx. 5 minutes, color, 16 mm, silent])
Box   3  
Home Movies of Dr. J. W. Bean circa 1950s ([92-025]) (3 reels)

(Niagara Falls-Vacation scenes of Niagara falls and family; 11-Dorothy, Tommy, and Baby-More scenes of family and Niagara Falls. Also shots of chickens in the front yard of a home suffering the paralysis of high 02; Ill Dr. Bean's Family--Shots of Dr. Bean's family, (Mother, Father, etc.). Film is upside down.

(16 mm, color])
Box   3  
Experiments of Dr. J. W. Bean on adult rats 1950-1951 ([92-037]) (2 reels)

(research films taken by Dr. Bean, 1950-51)

(16 mm, black and white])
Box   3  
Experiments of Dr. J. W. Bean on rats circa 1960 ([92-039]) (16 mm, black and white])