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Working and playing to health : (as we see it)

Bettag, Otto, 1906-
Appel, Kenneth E (Kenneth Ellmaker)1896-1979
Bay, Alfred Paul, 1910-
Affiliated Film Producers
Illinois Department of Public Welfare
Mental Health Film Board (New York NY)
Working and playing to health : (as we see it) / an Affiliated film ; [presented by] State of Illinois, Dept. of Public Welfare ; Mental Health Film Board.
Mental Health Film Board professional education series ; no. 2
Country of Publication:
United States
[Chicago, IL] : International Film Bureau, c1953.
Answer print : 1 film reel of 1 (1284 ft.) : sd., b&w ; 16 mm.
Set in a state mental institution in central Illinois, this film presents information on, and reenactments of, the delivery of occupational, recreational, and industrial therapies to help patients. The message is that while doctors and nurses are necessary, other kinds of non-medical intervention are needed, too, for those suffering from mental illness. Therapists and staff are shown working with patients and discussing effective approaches with one another. Music therapy, patients learning job skills, bouncing balls to one another -- all are demonstrated. Respect and understanding of patients is emphasized.
Hospitals, Psychiatric
Mental Disorders/rehabilitation
Occupational Therapy Department, Hospital
Occupational Therapy*
Publication Type(s):
Instructional Films and Videos
Country of Producing Entity: United States.
Last inspected: 199305. Condition complete; .65% shrinkage/scratched/rainy/warped.
Credits: William G. Stratton, Otto L. Bettag ; K. Appel, L. Baumgartner, C. Binger, J.M. Bobbitt, M.P. Kaufman, R.T. Morse, T.A.C. Rennie, H.P. Rome, L. Saul, E.D. Swann, H.I. Weinstock, Alberta Jacoby ; photographed by Kevin Smith ; technical assistanceby Alfred Paul Bay, Bertha Schlotter and staff ; directed by Willard Van Dyke.
Videocassette (Betacam SP) 1 videocassette (36 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Videodisc (DVD) 1 videodisc (36 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
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Copyright Holder:
Mental Health Film Board Research date: 11/17/2011 Source: Item.
9602065 [Motion picture, Videorecording]

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