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Medical File

South African original programming, featuring od and amazing stories inspired from true medical files.

43 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 17 hours, 44 min)
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21 Audio CDs


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About this Old Time Radio Show

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On May 1st, 1950, Springbok Radio became South Africa's first radio station, issuing shows in both English and Afrikaans. It would stay in operation until New Year's Eve, 1985. In 1969, the station introduced one of its more unique programs, Medical File. As its introduction boasted, each story was, "a true story, taken from an actual, medical file." Each episode contained two such stories from doctors who left their practices to serve in the war.

Sanyo 1973 RadioMedical File ran from 1969 to 1973 and then again from 1975 to 1979. With titles ranging from, "Beauty in Distress", "Snake in Grass" and "Operations were Successful, Patients Died", the show did a tremendous job of blending hospital-based drama with legitimate suspense. Pioneers of South African Radio, Kenneth Hendel and David Gooden wrote and produced many episodes, respectively. Stories cross the spectrum. The Amazing Mr. Dover, for example, tells the story of a doctor who traded in his traditional life on land for the life of a buccaneer (one of the main characters, Alexander Selkirk, later the inspiration for Robinson Crusoe). An Affair of the Heart, on the other hand, simply documents the ailments of a young man brought on by his upcoming nuptials.

In 1976, television came to South Africa. Commercials weren't far behind, appearing in 1978. Without commercial revenue coming in, Springbok Radio was forced to close on December 31, 1985. Though Medical File would go with it, dozens of its episodes still survive to this day.

See also: The Doctor FightsMedicine USA, Doctor John Brinkley (Medical Quack), Quack Doctors in Old Time Radio, Vaccines and Plagues, and Cancer and Tumors.

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    43 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 17 hours, 44 min
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      43 shows - total playtime 17 hours 44 minutes
      1. Medical File Sa 000000 Aftermath.mp3
      2. Medical File Sa 000000 Amazing Dr. Dover.mp3
      3. Medical File Sa 000000 An Affair Of Heart.mp3
      4. Medical File Sa 000000 An Onion Day.mp3
      5. Medical File Sa 000000 Bach, Same Melody Diferent Instrument.mp3
      6. Medical File Sa 000000 Beauty In Distress.mp3
      7. Medical File Sa 000000 Beginning.mp3
      8. Medical File Sa 000000 Castastrophe.mp3
      9. Medical File Sa 000000 Determination.mp3
      10. Medical File Sa 000000 Finger Of Neglect.mp3
      11. Medical File Sa 000000 Fire Bird.mp3
      12. Medical File Sa 000000 Fools Rush In Where Angels Fear Tread.mp3
      13. Medical File Sa 000000 Friendly Enemy.mp3
      14. Medical File Sa 000000 From Russia With Love.mp3
      15. Medical File Sa 000000 Hippocates Said It.mp3
      16. Medical File Sa 000000 Life In Dark.mp3
      17. Medical File Sa 000000 Mind Of Mrs Stone.mp3
      18. Medical File Sa 000000 Miracle Twins.mp3
      19. Medical File Sa 000000 Never Wheelchair.mp3
      20. Medical File Sa 000000 No Need To Worry.mp3
      21. Medical File Sa 000000 Personal Involvement.mp3
      22. Medical File Sa 000000 Rands Kicker.mp3
      23. Medical File Sa 000000 Schweitzer Touch.mp3
      24. Medical File Sa 000000 Small Po0 War.mp3
      25. Medical File Sa 000000 Snake In Grass.mp3
      26. Medical File Sa 000000 Star Crossed Lovers.mp3
      27. Medical File Sa 000000 That People Might See.mp3
      28. Medical File Sa 000000 Tools Of Trade.mp3
      29. Medical File Sa 000000 Turn For Better.mp3
      30. Medical File Sa 680000 Day They Burned City.mp3
      31. Medical File Sa 690000 Member Of Government.mp3
      32. Medical File Sa 690000 Operations Sucess but Patients Died.mp3
      33. Medical File Sa 690506 Lost Hours.mp3
      34. Medical File Sa 700000 Cry Wolf.mp3
      35. Medical File Sa 700000 Mission Of Mercy.mp3
      36. Medical File Sa 700000 Work Must Never Stop.mp3
      37. Medical File Sa 730000 Broken Doll.mp3
      38. Medical File Sa 730000 Donor.mp3
      39. Medical File Sa 730000 Honeymoon.mp3
      40. Medical File Sa 730000 Seven Year Itch.mp3
      41. Medical File Sa 730911 National Alert.mp3
      42. Medical File Sa 760000 Sweet Life.mp3
      43. Medical File Sa 770000 Delay Is Dangerous.mp3
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    43 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 17 hours, 44 min
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      43 shows - total playtime 17 hours 44 minutes
      1. Medical File Sa 000000 Aftermath.mp3
      2. Medical File Sa 000000 Amazing Dr. Dover.mp3
      3. Medical File Sa 000000 An Affair Of Heart.mp3
      4. Medical File Sa 000000 An Onion Day.mp3
      5. Medical File Sa 000000 Bach, Same Melody Diferent Instrument.mp3
      6. Medical File Sa 000000 Beauty In Distress.mp3
      7. Medical File Sa 000000 Beginning.mp3
      8. Medical File Sa 000000 Castastrophe.mp3
      9. Medical File Sa 000000 Determination.mp3
      10. Medical File Sa 000000 Finger Of Neglect.mp3
      11. Medical File Sa 000000 Fire Bird.mp3
      12. Medical File Sa 000000 Fools Rush In Where Angels Fear Tread.mp3
      13. Medical File Sa 000000 Friendly Enemy.mp3
      14. Medical File Sa 000000 From Russia With Love.mp3
      15. Medical File Sa 000000 Hippocates Said It.mp3
      16. Medical File Sa 000000 Life In Dark.mp3
      17. Medical File Sa 000000 Mind Of Mrs Stone.mp3
      18. Medical File Sa 000000 Miracle Twins.mp3
      19. Medical File Sa 000000 Never Wheelchair.mp3
      20. Medical File Sa 000000 No Need To Worry.mp3
      21. Medical File Sa 000000 Personal Involvement.mp3
      22. Medical File Sa 000000 Rands Kicker.mp3
      23. Medical File Sa 000000 Schweitzer Touch.mp3
      24. Medical File Sa 000000 Small Po0 War.mp3
      25. Medical File Sa 000000 Snake In Grass.mp3
      26. Medical File Sa 000000 Star Crossed Lovers.mp3
      27. Medical File Sa 000000 That People Might See.mp3
      28. Medical File Sa 000000 Tools Of Trade.mp3
      29. Medical File Sa 000000 Turn For Better.mp3
      30. Medical File Sa 680000 Day They Burned City.mp3
      31. Medical File Sa 690000 Member Of Government.mp3
      32. Medical File Sa 690000 Operations Sucess but Patients Died.mp3
      33. Medical File Sa 690506 Lost Hours.mp3
      34. Medical File Sa 700000 Cry Wolf.mp3
      35. Medical File Sa 700000 Mission Of Mercy.mp3
      36. Medical File Sa 700000 Work Must Never Stop.mp3
      37. Medical File Sa 730000 Broken Doll.mp3
      38. Medical File Sa 730000 Donor.mp3
      39. Medical File Sa 730000 Honeymoon.mp3
      40. Medical File Sa 730000 Seven Year Itch.mp3
      41. Medical File Sa 730911 National Alert.mp3
      42. Medical File Sa 760000 Sweet Life.mp3
      43. Medical File Sa 770000 Delay Is Dangerous.mp3
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    43 recordings on 21 Audio CDs
    total playtime 17 hours, 44 min

    Medical File Disc A001

    1. Medical File Sa 000000 Aftermath
    2. Medical File Sa 000000 Amazing Dr. Dover

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    Medical File Disc A002

    1. Medical File Sa 000000 An Affair Of Heart
    2. Medical File Sa 000000 An Onion Day

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    Medical File Disc A003

    1. Medical File Sa 000000 Bach, Same Melody Diferent Instrument
    2. Medical File Sa 000000 Beauty In Distress

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    Medical File Disc A004

    1. Medical File Sa 000000 Beginning
    2. Medical File Sa 000000 Castastrophe

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    Medical File Disc A005

    1. Medical File Sa 000000 Determination
    2. Medical File Sa 000000 Finger Of Neglect

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    Medical File Disc A006

    1. Medical File Sa 000000 Fire Bird
    2. Medical File Sa 000000 Fools Rush In Where Angels Fear Tread

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    Medical File Disc A007

    1. Medical File Sa 000000 Friendly Enemy
    2. Medical File Sa 000000 From Russia With Love

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    Medical File Disc A008

    1. Medical File Sa 000000 Hippocates Said It
    2. Medical File Sa 000000 Life In Dark

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    Medical File Disc A009

    1. Medical File Sa 000000 Mind Of Mrs Stone
    2. Medical File Sa 000000 Miracle Twins

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    Medical File Disc A010

    1. Medical File Sa 000000 Never Wheelchair
    2. Medical File Sa 000000 No Need To Worry

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    Medical File Disc A011

    1. Medical File Sa 000000 Personal Involvement
    2. Medical File Sa 000000 Rands Kicker

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    Medical File Disc A012

    1. Medical File Sa 000000 Schweitzer Touch
    2. Medical File Sa 000000 Small Po0 War

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    Medical File Disc A013

    1. Medical File Sa 000000 Snake In Grass
    2. Medical File Sa 000000 Star Crossed Lovers
    3. Medical File Sa 000000 That People Might See

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    Medical File Disc A014

    1. Medical File Sa 000000 Tools Of Trade
    2. Medical File Sa 000000 Turn For Better

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    Medical File Disc A015

    1. Medical File Sa 680000 Day They Burned City
    2. Medical File Sa 690000 Member Of Government

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    Medical File Disc A016

    1. Medical File Sa 690000 Operations Sucess but Patients Died
    2. Medical File Sa 690506 Lost Hours

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    Medical File Disc A017

    1. Medical File Sa 700000 Cry Wolf
    2. Medical File Sa 700000 Mission Of Mercy

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    Medical File Disc A018

    1. Medical File Sa 700000 Work Must Never Stop
    2. Medical File Sa 730000 Broken Doll

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    Medical File Disc A019

    1. Medical File Sa 730000 Donor
    2. Medical File Sa 730000 Honeymoon

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    Medical File Disc A020

    1. Medical File Sa 730000 Seven Year Itch
    2. Medical File Sa 730911 National Alert

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    Medical File Disc A021

    1. Medical File Sa 760000 Sweet Life
    2. Medical File Sa 770000 Delay Is Dangerous

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