Big Picture: Army Medical Research – National Archives and Records Administration – Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army Audiovisual Center. This film focuses on the work of the Army Medical Research and Development Center. As the footage shows, the doctors and scientists within it, faced the same challenge common to their colleagues throughout the world: to continue the endless search for new methods and new drugs which would prevent and cure sickness and disease. In addition, however, their mission included the development of equipment to support the Army Medical Service.