Venereal Disease: the Hidden Epidemic (1973)

14 Feb
Director  Tom Smith
Producer  Tom Smith
Contributors  Collaborators: Walter Smartt and James Miller; Publisher: Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corp.
Length  27 minutes
B&W/Color  Color
UO Library Catalog description:  Presents a brief history of venereal disease, examines the symptoms of syphilis and gonorrhea and the microorganisms which cause these diseases, and emphasizes the importance and methods of treatment.
Call # Mb271
Genre  Instructional
Rare  Yes
Online  No
Copyright status Protected
Physical condition  Good
Oregon-related  No


Screened in conjunction with Damaged Lives at a Public event at the Library of Congress in 2006.

Reviewed in Five Films on Human Sexuality in volume II issue 1 of Teaching of Psychology. The article also reviewed The Sexually Mature Adult which is also found in the UO library.

Writer/director/producer Tom Smith has worked on over 60 films. After George Lucas screened Smith’s film, Solar System, Smith was hired to manage the visual effects for Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., Poltergeist, Star Trek II & III, Return of the Jedi, and Indian Jones and the Temple of Doom. He went on to receive a British Academy Award for his visual effects work on Honey I Shrunk the Kids, and has received acknowledgment for his work on 3-D Disney rides (AFANA).


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