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Hooked to Microscope Shreveport Times September 19, 1974 Med School Classroom Has Closeup TV By Elaine Kins; Of The Times Staff A closed circuit color television and recording system is being used for classroom teaching at Louisiana State University Medical School in Shreveport forthefirsttimethisfall. The custom designed and built unit consists of a color television camera which is hooked to a microscope and projects the slide magnified by the microscope onto three color monitors located around the classroom. The medical school here is believed to be the first in the nation to use such equipment for teaching purposes, ac-cording to Jim Pieper, television producer and direc-tor for the medical school. He constructed the unit from com-ponent parts. Eventually the components will be used for other areas of teaching, but not until the demand has diminished for the equipment somewhat, Pieper said. "It was booked up through Thanksgiving," Pieper said, "from the first day I turned it on." The unit was first used at the medical school here just over a week ago. Initial reception by profes-sors using the equipment as a teaching aid has been good, Pieper said. And other profes-sors are now interested in using the equipment, he added. Currently the unit us being used in the histology laboratory, he said. Each of the 45 students have a microscope with the same specimen on a slide that is being shown on the closed cir-cuit screens. The intersection of a horizontal and vertical line on the monitor attached to the microscope and color camera can be used by the professor to point out areas on the specimen slide that students are to look at under their own microscopes, he explained Use of the equipment is rily for a teaching aid and ot to replace any area of in-ruction, Pieper said. The equipment can be used record lectures and other terials, and is part of a vision studio planned in (Times Photo by Ken Aclin: Jim Pieper adjusts the electronic equipment . . .used to project microscope images to TV screen the medical school now under construction. Currently the television equipment is located at the Veterans Administration Hospital, where some medical school offices are located. Before the closed circuit unit was constructed and operative microscopic projec-tions were done in a darkroom, he said. Cost of the system was un-der $15,000, he noted, adding that the color camera cost $12,000 and the microscope cost about $2,000.
|Title||Med School Classroom Has Closeup TV|
King, Elaine T.
Louisiana State University School of Medicine (Shreveport, La.)
|Notes||Photo of Jim Pieper using electronic equipment|
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|Source||Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport Medical Library (http://lib.sh.lsuhsc.edu)|
|Coverage-Spatial||Shreveport (Caddo, La.)|
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