Lantern slide of a colour photographs of a baby, showing effects of treatment for thyroid deficiency. Left to right: before treatment, with treatment, and when treatment wthdrawn. Made by Beavis Studio, Sydney, New South Wales, circa 1930s-1940s.

One of a set of over 420 lantern slides, used by lecturer Walter S. Binks, a popular psychology and vocational guidance lecturer based in Melbourne, Victoria. Binks gave lectures throughout Australia in the 1930s and 1940s. Binks advertised his lectures as associated with the Australasian Opportunity League or Universal Opportunity League.

Purchased by the donor at an opportunity shop. The collection was stored in three wooden trays (two compartments in each tray), and 95 slides stored separately. Many of the slides were produced in Melbourne from images and cuttings presumably supplied by Binks.

Description of Content

Pictures of three babies sitting up. Below is written 'a child with an under. active thyroid gland. Centre, the same child after taking regular doses of thyroid extract make good the deficiency. The parents thinking the cure to be permanent discontinued the gland treatment: the result was a relapse shown on the right: From Huxley "Essays in Popular Science" ...'

Physical Description

Standard format (3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch square) colour lantern slide.

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