Media item

On the life of nurses and former nurses

Week number 52-48

Newsreels in which Dutch subjects of a certain week are presented.


In Hilversum is a house for elderly former nurses. In this newsreel the focus is on the inhabitants and on the work of nurses nowadays. SHOTS: - Ext. of the house; elderley women stroll through the garden; - int.: elderley women sit at the table and eat soup; one of the women waters the flowers; in the recreation room they are reading, knitting, looking at photo's etc.; - several shots of young nurses: maternity nurses are busy with babies; a nurse in a ward helps a girl to eat and tucks her in; operation nurses assist in the operating room; a room full of nurses receive instructions from a physician; a district nurse arrives by bicycle, stops at a house and washes an old bedridden woman inside; nurses sitting in a recreation room reading, knitting etc.

Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
1 November 1952


Original format:
Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid