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Recovering from a Coronary Short Film (Full Length) – 1970 Documentary

Recovering from a Coronary

Short Film (Full Length) – 1970 Documentary

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Made for the National Heart Foundation, this 1970 documentary shows “a rehabilitation programme for patients with coronary heart disease”, devised by Otago University Medical School and the NZ School of Physiotherapy. The film is framed around a doctor addressing a class of nursing students, and follows a “coronary club” of patients through PE rehab to being able to work, garden and play golf again. The film also imparts general health lessons to avoid heart disease (exercise, quit smoking, lose weight). It was made by the National Film Unit.

You’ll get back to your ordinary work as a salesman ... it’ll take 10 weeks though for the area of damaged heart to heal.
– A doctor to a patient