Signer: Dougherty, George T. (1913)
Title of film: The Discovery of Chloroform
Number of segments: 36
ASL English Segment
ALL WORLD LOVE GOOD(rf)~PRAISE MALE WHO INVENT SLEEP.The entire world loves and applauds the man who invented anesthesia.3
ALSO 3P-IX-PL ALL HONOR LOVE DOCTOR WHO INVENT cl-i:OintoB(anesthesia) CAUSE CAN(rf) SLEEP OUT PAIN STOP HAPPEN(rf) cl-i:S(pull-tooth) OR cl:B(amputate-leg) SURGERY(at-lt-chest) SURGERY(at-rt-chest).They also honor the beloved doctor who invented the means for anesthesia which allows one to sleep painlessly through procedures such as tooth extractions, amputations and surgery.4
ONE WIND-BLOW DARK ALL-NIGHT IN S-C-O-T-L-A-N-D THERE(-to-bwd) MALE POOR B-A-K-E-R WALK BACK-AND-FORTH+ IN HOME. One dark, windy night in Scotland, a poor baker was pacing the floor in his home.5
TIME~SAME-AS(2h) 3P-POSS(lt) FEMALE~MARRY SLEEP IN NEXT ROOM PROGRESS NEAR MOTHER. At that time, his wife was in bed in the next room about to become a mother.6
MALE(rf) WALK(rf) BACK-AND-FORTH+ HEAR FEMALE(rf) THERE(rf) YELL+ PAIN As he was pacing, he heard his wife screaming in agony.7
MALE SORRY WALK BACK-AND-FORTH+.He was so sorry that he could only pace.8
AWHILE HEAR YELL, KNOW NEW BABY COME.Soon he heard another scream and knew the baby had arrived.9
MOM~DAD BOTH DECIDE SPEND(rf)~COLLECT MONEY GIVE(-to-rt) SON GROWUP LEARN BECOME DOCTOR HELP FIND WAY T-O CHANGE(rf) REMOVE SUFFER-PAIN AMONG(rf) PEOPLE. The parents decided to put away money to send their son to medical school in hopes that he could find a way to remove suffering among people.10
MALE~cl-d:B(small-height) NAME J-A-M-E-S Y-O-U-N-G S-I-M-P-S-O-N GROWUP GO-AWAY THROUGH(rf) COLLEGE U-N-I-V-E-R-S-I-T-Y O-F E-D-I-N-B-U-R-G.His name was James Young Simpson and he did indeed go to medical school at the University of Edinburg.11
SUCCEED~GOING-UP END PICK-FROM(-from-lt) TEACH IN COLLEGE.Upon graduation, he was hired to teach at the college.12
3P-IX(rc,rf) PAY-ATTENTION SEEK+ WAY HELP MOTHER SUFFER-PAIN SEE~READ+ VARIOUS TRY THING.He focused his research on discovering a way to reduce the suffering of childbirth.13
SEE~READ THERE(arc,lt) AMERICA THERE(arc,lt) DOCTOR TRY+ N-I-T-R-O-U-S O-X-I-D-E OR L-A-U-G-H-I-N-G G-A-S, THEN~OTHER E-T-H-E-R.He read that in America, doctors were using nitrous oxide also known as laughing gas, and ether.14
DOCTOR SEEK+ BOTH.The doctor researched both alternatives15
3P-IX(rf,rt) APPRECIATE NOT CHOOSE WHY(2h) N-I-T-R-O-U-S O-X-I-D-E OR L-A-U-G-H-I-N-G G-A-S DET-IX(rt) CONTINUE AWHILE(restr) FADE-AWAY STOP WAKE-UP.He was not satisfied with nitrous oxide because it's effects did not last long and patients often awoke before the procedures were completed.16
THEN E-T-H-E-R GIVE(2h) FOLLOW FUTURE(rf) VOMIT+ BAD.And ether had severe side effects with heavy vomiting afterwards.17
D-R S-I-M-P-S-O-N 3P-SELF(rt) GET cl-d:ConB(vial) cl-d:BB(height-approx-8-inches) C-H-L-O-R-O-F-O-R-M FROM FRIEND IN L-I-V-E-R-P-O-O-L.Dr. Simpson obtained a vial of chloroform from a friend in Liverpool.18
fs:HE SUMMONS~COME-HERE(-from-rt) 3P-POSS(rf) HELP TWO DOCTOR~AGENT YOUNG COME(rf) SEE SHARE(rf) THREE cl-d:1along1(horiz,lab-setup) cl:Aabove1++(pour-solution), cl-i:C+(at-nose,breathe-in-solution-to-put-down).He then, with the assistance of two young doctors, experimented with the chloroform by dividing up the compound for each doctor to inhale.19
TIME~SAME-AS, cl-i:C(breathe-in-to-put-down,rt) LITTLE-BIT cl-i:C(breathe-in,rf) LITTLE-BIT(rf) BECOME DIZZY(1-to-2h).They then began to inhale a small amount of the chloroform and became light-headed.20
MALE DANCE, gs:WHOOPEE DANCE SILLY(2h-alt).They began to dance around behaving as if they were intoxicated.21
AWHILE ONE~TWO(rf) WOMAN VISIT ENTER(-from-rt-to-ctr) gs:SHOCKED SEE THREE DOCTOR~FANCY+ NOW SILLY PLAY YELL(rf) gs:HEY AROUND.A short time later, a couple of women entered the room and were appalled to see those 3 distinguised doctors carousing.22
AWHILE DOCTOR WAKE-UP STOP, SEE (glitch) TWO DOCTOR~FANCY+ PLAY SILLY(2h-alt).After awhile, the doctor awoke to see (glitch) the two doctors carousing.23
DOCTOR AWHILE(rf) WAKE-UP, AGAIN WANT cl-i:O(breathe-in) LONG~MOST.After the effects had worn off, quite awhile later, the doctors wanted to try it again but this time inhaling the chloroform for a longer period of time.24
3P-IX-TRIPLE(2h,rt) cl-i:O(breathe-in) AWHILE(exp) SLEEP~ROCK(int) QUIET.So, the 3 doctors breathed in the chloroform for a longer time and fell fast asleep.25
AWHILE(exp) LAST WAKE-UP, D-R S-I-M-P-S-O-N YELL E-U-R-E-K-A 1P-IX END(rf) FIND I-T NOW!After a lengthy period, they awoke and Dr. Simpson cried out, "Eureka! I've found it!"26
FROM-THEN-ON DOCTOR 3P-SELF(lt) PUBLISH THAT(1h) C-H-L-O-R-O-F-O-R-M IN VARIOUS SICK(rf) VARIOUS(rf) MOTHER DIFFERENT(rf) DET-IX-PL pose:nodHe then published his finding and recommended chloroform for various uses including illness and childbirth.27
BUT PUBLISH WRITE DISTRIBUTE PEOPLE, PEOPLE LOOK-AT(rf) WRONG(int) 3P-IX SIN(int), SHAME DOCTOR DET-IX(ctr).However, the announcement met with much opposition from the public who considered the doctors' behavior shameful and sinful.28
3P-IX C-H-E-A-T GOD BETRAY GOD ANGRY(1h) WITH PEOPLE DET-IX-PL UP-TILL-NOW TIME E-V-E TEMPT A-D-A-M EAT(2h-alt) APPLE.They likened it to the betrayal of Adam and Eve in the garden when they were tempted by eating the apple.29
DOCTOR DET-IX WRONG+++(int) DET-IX(int).The doctors were completely wrong! The people said.30
DOCTOR TROUBLE PROTECT(rt) DISCUSS(rt) GOD FEEL~PITY(rf-to-rc).Dr. Simpson was greatly troubled and protective of his discovery and replied that God is merciful.31
FROM-THEN-ON(rf) FUTURE QUEEN V-I-C-T-O-R-I-A 3P-SELF(rt) LITTLE-BIT BECOME(bs:rt) MOTHER(bs:rt) 3P-POSS(rt) FEMALE~DOCTOR GET C-H-L-O-R-O-F-O-R-M cl-i:O(-from-nose)-to-cl-i:B(give-chloroform) BORN SUCCEED WITH TROUBLE(neg) PAIN(neg) gs:NOTHING(neg). Some time later, when Queen Victoria was about to give birth, her doctor gave her chloroform successfully with no harmful side effects.32
3P-IX(rt,up) AGAIN SECOND(2h) BORN WITH TROUBLE(neg).And again, the doctor did the same for the second child with no side effects.33
PEOPLE DET-IX(rt) LOOK-AT(-to-lt), BEGIN DOCTOR ALL-OVER SPREAD MEDICINE C-H-L-O-R-O-F-O-R-M(nod). Then doctors all over began to use chloroform and it gained public acceptance.34
QUEEN APPRECIATE MUCH WITH DOCTOR THAT(1h,rt), GIVE-GIFT(rt) HONOR(rt) NAMED T-I-T-L-E GIVE(rt) D-..S-I.. J-A-M-E-S Y-O-U-N-G S-I-M-P-S-O-N B-A-R-O-N-E-TThe queen was so pleased with Dr. Simpson, she honored him by bestowing upon him the title of Baronet.35
MALE~DOCTOR FUTURE DIE, 3P-POSS BODY B-U-S-T SHAPE IN W-E-S-T-M-I-N-S-T-E-R A-B-B-E-Y, THERE(up,rf,rt) WHO MANY+(rf) FAMOUS MALE CAPTAIN, GENTRY, KING, ARMY WRITE VARIOUS THERE+++(rt-to-lt) MUCH. When the doctor died, a bust was placed in Westminster Abbey alongside other renowned men, captains, gentry, royalty, military, writers and many others.36
DAY~NOW WOMAN(rf) VISIT(rf) cl-p:44(2-lines) SEE~LOOK-AT(rt-to-ctr) FEMALE(rf) cl-p:44(lines,-to-lt) TO(lt) THERE(lt) SHAPE B-U-S-T MALE~DOCTOR cl-i:C(grab-neck) cl-d:CC(at-neck,bust-of-head) cl-p:44(look-at-bust,rt) FACE(rf) SEE~LOOK-AT(rt) Today, women who visit the Abbey line up to visit the bust of Dr. Simpson,37
D-R(rt) S-I-P-S-N(rt) FEMALE APPRECIATE(rf) THANKYOU(2h,lt,bow) HONOR(lt,bow). They come to express their appreciation and respect for this man.38