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DWZ-21 Beta SP (PAL)
B W, Color
100 years of pharmaceutical research. Looks into the scientific research and the discovery of aspirin, penicillin and many other life-saving drugs. Good shots of hospitals, surgery, scientist historical re-enactments (color re-enactment footage of a circa 1890s - early 1900s late 19th century to early 20th century laboratory with Edwardian-looking scientist at work using old-fashioned equipment), science microbiology, a mime acts out having a heart attack, lab mice, experiments on lab animals, petrie dishes, test tubes. ASPIRIN segment between T C 10:01:25:12 and 10:04:40:16 - Bayer Company executives gather in 1988 at 100th Annniversary of the company aspirin over the years (re-enactment of circa 1900 man taking aspirin), re-enactment of Felix Hoffmann (inventor of aspirin and founder of Bayer) doing experiments at the turn of the 20th Century, writing his 1897 formula for aspirin, re-enactment of circa 1900 Bayer Aspirin factory, etc. - all dialogue is in German. EXCELLENT!!