The Resource Australian Biography Series 11 : Donald Metcalf, (online streaming)

Australian Biography Series 11 : Donald Metcalf, (online streaming)

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Australian Biography Series 11 : Donald Metcalf
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Australian Biography Series 11
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Donald Metcalf
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eng
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Medical Researcher. Born Mittagong, NSW. 1929. Professor Donald Metcalf is internationally renowned for his pioneering medical research on the control of blood cell formation. This fundamental research has been used in the treatment of millions of cancer patients around the world. Born in 1929 in Mittagong NSW, Donald and his teams of researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne made their scientific breakthrough in the 1960s when they began the task of isolating and purifying colony stimulating factors (CSFs). Donald and his colleagues researched for over 20 years to show that the CSFs, when injected into animals, stimulated the formation and activity of white blood cells. After successful testing on humans, the treatment was accepted worldwide and has helped millions of cancer patients in accelerating the regrowth of blood cells following treatment and bone marrow transplants and for increasing resistance to infections. His work on the control of blood cell formation has revolutionised the understanding of many diseases of blood cells and their treatment. In this interview, he discusses his early life in country schools, his attraction to research, the competitiveness in trying to be the first to make a discovery, the exacting work of spending years at a microscope and writing some 680 scientific papers, why he returned to work the day after officially retiring and the reasons he continues to strive for new discoveries. A Film Australia National Interest Program. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
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Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 2008
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  • Hughes, Robin
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26
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  • Metcalf, Donald
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  • Cancer
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  • Medical researcher
  • Australian people
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Australian Biography Series 11 : Donald Metcalf, (online streaming)
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1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 27 min.)
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1107265
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(OCoLC)914223237
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Australian Biography Series 11 : Donald Metcalf, (online streaming)
Link
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1107265
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 27 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1107265
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)914223237
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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