Cleft Palate Research in Alligators

Cleft Palate Research in Alligators

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Location

Year

1972

Source

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

Format

16mm

colour

Length

03min 39sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

British Film Institute, ITV, UTV

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

Learn how to catch an alligator and discover what we can learn about human anatomy from our reptile relatives in this uncanny UTV news story.

What do we have in common with alligators? Join Gerry Kelly in the City Hospital to find out as anatomist Mark Ferguson shares his fascinating research. Fresh from Louisiana he demonstrates how to catch alligators with an uncanny performance. After this enjoyable spectacle discover what our reptile relations can teach us about cleft palate. Through this research on reptile eggs Ferguson found that it was possible to surgically correct cleft palate in unborn alligators.
 

Credits

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage.

This material is Courtesy of the UTV Archive.

Interviewer: Gerry Kelly

Interviewee: Mark Ferguson

Camera: Mr Barker

Sound: Mr Russell

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