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Film still: An anatomical diagram of the arteries of the human body.The Human Body in Pictures: The Blood Vessels and Their Function
1925 / 13:00
Directed by Jacob Sarnoff
Produced by Bray Productions, Educational & Social Service
Silent, black-and-white.


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