Research Films in Biology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Medicine

Research Films in Biology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Medicine

1st Edition - January 1, 1955

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  • Author: Anthony Michaelis
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323147729

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Research Films in Biology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Medicine is an encyclopedic account of the many uses of research films in the fields of biology, anthropology, psychology, and medicine. The book looks at cinemicrography, the making of human record films, and quantitative methods inherent in all scientific cinematography such as medical and X-ray cinematography. This volume is organized into three sections encompassing 10 chapters and begins by considering the definition of research film and scientific cinematography, touching on topics such as the advantages and limitations of scientific cinematography and methods used to preserve and store the research film. The next chapters discuss the fundamental principles of cinemicrography as a research tool; the value of cinematography in biological investigations, including the study of animal behavior; and the theoretical and practical considerations in the use of cinematography in the human sciences, such as anthropology, psychology, and psychiatry. The book also methodically introduces the reader to medical applications of cinematography and the techniques of X-ray cinematography, and then concludes with relevant examples of the use of cinematography in medical research and diagnosis. This book is a valuable resource for scientists and cinematographers.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword



    1. Scientific Cinematography and The Research Film: Introduction

    Definition of Research Film and Scientific Cinematography

    The Boundaries of Scientific Cinematography

    Marey's Historical Contribution to Scientific Cinematography

    The Literature of Scientific Cinematography

    The Advantages and Limitations of Scientific Cinematography

    The Research Film

    The Cine Camera

    The Chronometer

    Planning the Research Film

    Analysis of the Research Film

    Using the Research Film

    Preservation and Storage of the Research Film

    Stereoscopic Cinematography in Research

    Part 1. The Biological Scieces

    2. Cinemicrography

    The Argument


    Choice of Film Format

    Support for Microscope and Camera

    Cine Cameras

    Microscopes for Cinemicrography

    The Observation Eyepiece or Beam-Splitter

    Illumination for Cinemicrography

    Time-Lapse Mechanisms

    The Technique of the Time-Lapse Experiment

    Scientific Evaluation of the Time-Lapse Film

    3. Biology

    The Argument


    Special Techniques of Biological Cinematography






    Muscular Action

    Feeding and Digestive Mechanisms


    Circulation and the Heart

    Nervous System and Sense Organs


    4. Animal Behavior

    The Argument

    Scientific Cinematography of Animal Behavior

    Part 2. The Human Sciences

    5. Human Record Films

    The Argument

    Theoretical Considerations

    Practical Considerations

    6. Anthropology

    The Argument

    Scientific Cinematography in Anthropology

    Techniques of Anthropological Cinematography in the Field

    Anthropological Films

    Future Application of Cinematography in Anthropology


    7. Psychology and Psychiatry

    The Argument

    The Value of Cinematography in Psychological Research

    Reviews and Sources of Psychological Films

    Child Psychology

    Educational Psychology

    General Psychology

    Industrial Psychology—Time and Motion Study


    Part 3. The Medical Sciences

    8. Techniques of Medical Cinematography

    The Argument


    Cinematography of External Conditions

    Cinematography of Surgical Operations

    Cavity Cinematography

    Endoscopic Cinematography

    Special Techniques of Medical Cinematography

    9. Techniques of X-Ray Cinematography

    The Argument


    History of X-Ray Cinematography

    Component Equipment for X-Ray Cinematography

    Stereoscopic X-Ray Cinematography

    Electronic Intensification of X-Ray Image

    10. Medicine

    The Argument

    Scientific Cinematography in Medicine

    Medical Film Catalogues and Film Libraries




    Genitourinary System


    Sense Organs



    Aviation Medicine


    Author and Reference Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 506
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1955
  • Published: January 1, 1955
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323147729

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Anthony Michaelis

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