The CatacombsThe Continuity Guide
Medical Equipment
by Martin Willey

Medical Equipment

Hypodermic

Matter Of Life And Death

A perspex tube bent near the end, which lights up as it administers injections. Injections are usually to the hand or wrist. Featured in Matter Of Life And Death, Another Time, Another Place, Missing Link, Guardian Of Piri, Alpha Child (Jackie is given one to play with!), The Last Sunset, Voyager's Return, Collision Course, The Troubled Spirit, Dragon's Domain, The Immunity Syndrome.

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The Beta Cloud

In The Beta Cloud, the nurse uses it as a light.

High pressure injector gun

The Lambda Factor

Used in The Beta Cloud and The Lambda Factor.

The Beta Cloud

Ellendorf Quadrographic Brain Complex

The "cerebral wave machine" featured in The Bringers Of Wonder. The same unit was also used in Catacombs Of The Moon (testing the artificial heart) and The Lambda Factor. It can be seen in the Medical Center in Dorzak and Immunity Syndrome.

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Lambda Variant forcefield booth

Used in The Lambda Factor to isolate the subject from the lambda variant. Set up in the Recreation Centre.

Dorfmann artificial heart

In Catacombs Of The Moon, the artificial heart with tiranium coated valves that is implanted in Michelle Osgood. Perfected by Dorfmann in 1987. In the script, they used the plans to Bergman's artificial heart (this was rarely mentioned: Black Sun, Force Of Life, The Infernal Machine).

Hyperthermic lance

Space Warp

Seen in Catacombs Of The Moon. Similar operating instruments are seen in Space Warp and Dorzak.

Turned aluminium operating instruments seen in Dorzak

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Vacuum enclosure

End Of Eternity

Used in End Of Eternity to transport a patient in space.

Anaesthesia Control

A panel that extends from the ceiling, with the captions "Laser Control Unit X5", "Medical" and "Repressurise". Used as part of the spaceship control panels in Dragon's Domain, it is also seen in Space Brain, Dragon's Domain (and a third time this episode in the Earth hospital room) and the Year 2 Medical Centre.

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Medical Pack

Dorzak

Helena carries a transparent medical case; it is featured in The Last Sunset, Dorzak and One Moment Of Humanity. The contents are pretty consistent throughout: the long box is labelled "A11 blood administration set"; there are smaller boxes marked "Gillette Sabre" (disposable scalpels), plus cotton swabs and bandages.

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Blood Transfusion Unit

This computer panel is often seen in Medical. It is labelled "Blood Transfusion Treatment And Recycle Unit MK.II.GK.ES"; the dials are marked A Flow, B ?, C Pressure, D ?ses. The small text of the label reads "Countdown 112-24-CLK" (Countdown is a font designed in 1965 by Colin Brignall for Letraset) and "24 pt Data 70" (Data 70 is a font designed by Bob Newman in 1970 for Letraset; the text is readable during closeups of Queller in Voyager's Return). It is first seen operated by Mathias in Guardian Of Piri for the blood transfusion of Sarah Graham. It is also seen in Nuclear Generating Area 3 in Force Of Life, and is present over the beds of patients with a wide variety of conditions (such as new mother Sue Crawford in Alpha Child, Queller in Voyager's Return and Mateo in The Troubled Spirit.)

White versions were created for the Year Two Medical Center. They are seen in The Metamorph, The Exiles, and above Yesta in Dorzak. It is seen in close up in All That Glisters in the elongated Eagle passenger module. They are labelled "Blood Transfusion Treatment And Recycle Unit MK.II.CX.BS"; the dials are marked "Oxygen", "Flow", "Pressure" and "Ret.Pres".

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