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Important Technical Information

There are three main colour television 'systems' NTSC, PAL and SECAM. Although there are a few models of home video recorder/players that are compatible with more than one of these systems, the vast majority are only compatible with one system. For example, a tape recorded on a Brand X VHS machine in the USA will not necessarily play back on a Brand X VHS machine in the UK. The Brand X VHS machines may appear identical but the one marketed in the USA is likely to be engineered to work with the NTSC system while the UK model is probably engineered to work with the PAL system. It is possible to buy multi-standard video players but these are the exception rather than the rule. Note that the VHS standard does not cover the specification of the signal recorded on the tape. Therefore before buying videotapes from outside your own country of residence you must check with the supplier to see if they are compatible with your video machine. Alternatively, you may be able to locate a service bureau in your area that will convert tapes from one standard to another. The technical Worldwide TV Standards - A Web Guide includes a table of Colour and Broadcasting Systems by Country.

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The Doctor Is In - Polio and Post-Polio Syndrome VHS 0h28m
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
! Post-Polio edition no longer listed in catalogue!
Nationally (USA) syndicated television series on health. Program looks at post-polio syndrome and reviews the history of polio. Includes interviews with Dr. Ciro de Quadros of the Pan American Health Organization, Dr. John Modlin of The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Dr. Lauro Halstead, medical director of the National Rehabilitation Hospital's Post-Polio program.
Don't forget to confirm the tape encoding is compatible with your video player.

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"Tracking Post Polio Syndrome" Dr. Sam Pfaff and
"State-of-the-Art Approaches to PPS" Dr. Susan Perlman.
Available on one 2h 20m tape.
Post Polio Group of San Diego.
Dr. Pfaff is a neurobiologist at the Salk Institute and is doing research on the development of motor neurons and how genes trigger stem cells to develop into motor neurons. He spoke at The Salk Institute in La Jolla, CA on June 6, 2000. The talk is 50 minutes including questions and answers.

Dr. Perlman is director of the PPS clinic at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center. She spoke in San Diego, CA on June 18, 2000. Her talk summarizes the March of Dimes Third International Conference on PPS: "Identifying Best Practices in Diagnosis and Care" at the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institiute for Rehabilitation, Warm Springs, Georgia (May 19-20, 2000). The talk is 90 minutes without questions and answers.

The cost is $15.00 including first class postage in the US.

For information on how to order, additional postage outside the US or any other questions, please e-mail: with "PPS Videos" in the Subject header.

Information supplied by Steve Schlesinger, Post Polio Group of San Diego,

Don't forget to confirm the tape encoding is compatible with your video player.

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It is the intention of the Lincolnshire Post-Polio Network to make all the information we collect available regardless of our views as to it's content. The listing of a videotape in this library should not therefore in any way be interpreted as an endorsement.

People who had polio and are experiencing new symptoms need to be assessed by medical professionals who are experienced in Post-Polio to determine what is wrong and to give correct advice. We can only make this information available to you. YOU must then take what you believe to be relevant to the medical professional you are seeing. We are collecting and collating everything we can to enable medical professionals to make informed decisions. Other medical conditions must be looked for first, Post-Polio Syndrome is by diagnosis of exclusion.

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Document preparation: Chris Salter, Original Think-tank, Cornwall, United Kingdom.
Last modification: 9th April 2009.
Last information content change: 9th April 2009.

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