Experiments in the Revival of Organisms

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Werkleitz Festival 2011 ZOO

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The Virtual Online Film Programme for the Werkleitz Festival ZOO Pet in the Net – das virtuelle online Filmprogramm
Experiments in the Revival of Organisms
SU 1940

This film is a rare document of the intensive cooperation between US and Soviet scientists. In particular, physiologists and geneticists worked together into the 40s. This collaboration was made easier by the fact that many American biologists were socialists or communists. The biologist J. B. S. Haldane, who speaks the introduction to this film, was one of the most prominent left wing biologists in America. The film centres around the survival capabilities of organs removed from living organisms. The fact that animals have to die for this research is not mentioned.

D. I. Yashin, SU 1940, 20 min, s/w

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