We’re delighted to launch a series of archive film footage.
We are very grateful to Denis Robertson and Neil Anderson for supplying Queen Square Archives with digitised cine film footage taken by E Graeme Robertson in 1933, and to George Kaim for creating a set of stills below. We hold two DVD copies and one VHS video tape of the footage. We also hold a copy of “E.Graeme Robertson: Physician, Photographer, Preserver” by Denis Robertson. Signed by Denis Robertson, the son of E.Graeme Robertson, and donated via Nadeem Toodayan.
A gift to the archives from Nadeem Toodayan; with captions by Nadeem Toodayan, original unedited film donated by Denis Graeme Robertson in 2021.
John “Jock” Caughey’s copy of Square video filmed by E. Graeme Robertson. Captions by Professor Andrew Lees with the assistance of Dr Nadeem Toodayan. A gift to the archives from Professor Andrew Lees; original unedited film donated by Dr Neil Anderson in 2012; Neil received the DVD in August 2011 from Jock Caughey’s daughter Patricia Peterson.
Three minute silent colour film footage focusing on individual staff members working at the National Hospital, many of whom are now household names in the history of neurology. Includes footage in Queen Square, at home, and overseas. Taken by E. Graeme Robertson in the 1950s. Captions by Professor Andrew Lees with the assistance of Dr Nadeem Toodayan.
This two minute B&W film features the National Hospital, Queen Square in 1949, shortly after the formation of the NHS. It shows a laboratory, outpatients waiting room and views of the Hospital entrance. An edited film from the British Pathe collection with captions by Professor Andrew Lees.
13 minute colour fundraising film featuring patients and staff of the National Hospitals and the Institute of Neurology, including a visit from Diana, Princess of Wales.
Nine minute silent film footage focusing on nurses’ and patients’ Christmas celebrations in the National Hospital in 1951. Staff featured include Matron Ling, Sir Francis Walshe and Sir Ernest Gowers.
The 20-min silent film includes patients with senile tremor, Parkinson’s disease and postencephalitic parkinsonism, hemiballismus, Huntington’s chorea, Sydenham’s chorea, hysterical palsy and tremor, multiple sclerosis, and progressive lenticular degeneration. Created by Samuel Kinnier Wilson, with new captions by Professor Andrew Lees.
This 32 minute colour film is a classic and remains a fitting memorial to Dr Carmichael (1896-1978) who was Director of the MRC neurological research unit in Queen Square, as well as a physician at the National Hospital. The film includes description and video of patients with defects of muscle, loss of peripheral nerve, damage to spinal cord, disturbance of pyramidal function, defects in sensation, cerebellar disturbance and abnormal movements. It was widely used in teaching until 1969.
Features Gordon Holmes, Greenfield, Purdon Martin, Collier, Adie, Kinnier Wilson, Fergusson, Critchley, Purves Stewart.
Additional archive film footage will be added to a compilation on this website.