BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.

29 October 2014
Accessibility help
Text only
Scotland on Film

BBC Homepage
»Scottish History
Scotland on Film

film/radio clips

broadband player
by theme
by location
a to z




Site guide

Live Chats

Web Guide

Nation on Film

BBC History


Contact Us

Like this page?
Send it to a friend!

health - click here to return to the Film and Radio Clips menu page.
Clip Archive
large screen icon Video Clips
audio icon Radio Clips
Men and Women of Tomorrow (1925)
A look at education from nursery to leaving school
Ringworm Video Clip

Child Welfare(1938)
Health care for children in 1930s Glasgow.
Advising the Expectant Video Clip
Ante Natal Clinic Video Clip
Baby Care Video Clip
Bottle Feeding Video Clip
New Mothers Class Video Clip

Scotland’s Century (1999)
Scots give their memories of events of the last century.
Antibiotics audio clip
Chemist audio clip
Fathers at Births audio clip
Influenza audio clip
Island Birth audio clip
Operations at Home audio clip
Pregnancy audio clip
Tuberculosis audio clip
Tuberculosis 2 audio clip

Scotland on Film (2002)
Interviewees from the TV programme share memories of Scotland.

Elspeth Beaton - Diphtheria Video Clip
Jim Kane - Rickets Video Clip
Kenneth Robertson - Hebridean Health Video Clip


David McCulloch from Glasgow. Hospitals in the 1960s
After suffering from a sore throat for years I eventually got admitted to The Ear and Nose Hospital in Glasgow, which was a Victorian hell hole. Most of the patients were in for mastoid operations and when they came back from the theatre they were in terrible pain. Over the following days they had to have yards of cotton wool taken out of their ears and replaced with fresh, which was jammed into their ears with things like knitting needles and they were suffering in agony.

About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy