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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, Episode 2, The Blind Men and the Elephant
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directed by Barak Goodman, fl. 1996 and Deborah Dickson, fl. 1983; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, Ark Media, Weta Washington, Laura Ziskin Pictures and Florentine Films, in Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2015, originally published 2010), 1 hour 53 mins
This episode picks up the story in the wake of the declaration of a “war on cancer” by Richard Nixon in 1971. Flush with optimism and awash with federal dollars, the cancer field plunges forward in search of a cure. In the lab, rapid progress is made in understanding the essential nature of the cancer cell, le...
directed by Barak Goodman, fl. 1996 and Deborah Dickson, fl. 1983; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, Ark Media, Weta Washington, Laura Ziskin Pictures and Florentine Films, in Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2015, originally published 2010), 1 hour 53 mins
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Frontline, The Vaccine War
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directed by John Palfreman, fl. 2012; produced by John Palfreman, fl. 2012, in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2010), 57 mins
Controversy surrounds vaccines for many ordinary Americans. On one side sits scientific medicine, and the public health establishment; on the other a populist coalition of parents, celebrities, politicians and activists. It's a war that increasingly takes place on the Internet with both sides using the latest soci...
directed by John Palfreman, fl. 2012; produced by John Palfreman, fl. 2012, in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2010), 57 mins
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Frontline, The Meth Epidemic
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produced by WGBH Educational Foundation, in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2011), 55 mins
Starting as a fad among West Coast motorcycle gangs in the 1970s, methamphetamine quickly spread across the United States over the last decade. These days, meth remains as potent and widespread as ever. Despite calls to regulate its key ingredient, pseudoephedrine, which is found in over-the-counter cold remedies,...
produced by WGBH Educational Foundation, in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2011), 55 mins
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Frontline, Outbreak
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directed by Daniel Edge, fl. 2004-2018; produced by Sasha Achilli, fl. 2011-2015, Lu Olkowski, fl. 2014-2015, Michelle Mizner, fl. 2007-2016, Missy Frederick, fl. 2007-2016 and Daniel Edge, fl. 2004-2018, in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2015), 56 mins
Why wasn't the Ebola outbreak stopped? When the largest Ebola outbreak on record began to devastate West Africa, why did it take so long for the world to respond? This film tells the vivid, inside story of how and why the Ebola outbreak in West Africa wasn't stopped before it was too late, drawing on revelatory an...
directed by Daniel Edge, fl. 2004-2018; produced by Sasha Achilli, fl. 2011-2015, Lu Olkowski, fl. 2014-2015, Michelle Mizner, fl. 2007-2016, Missy Frederick, fl. 2007-2016 and Daniel Edge, fl. 2004-2018, in Frontline (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2015), 56 mins
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Frontline, Season 33, Episode 3, Being Mortal
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directed by Thomas Jennings, fl. 2010; presented by Atul Gawande, 1965-; produced by Lauren Mucciolo, fl. 2005-2015 and Thomas Jennings, fl. 2010, Frontline (Television program), in Frontline, Season 33, Episode 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2015), 55 mins
Death is something we will all one day face. So why is it so hard for doctors to talk with their patients about dying? How can the medical profession better help people navigate the final chapters of their lives with confidence, direction, and purpose? Renowned surgeon and New Yorker writer Atul Gawande explored t...
directed by Thomas Jennings, fl. 2010; presented by Atul Gawande, 1965-; produced by Lauren Mucciolo, fl. 2005-2015 and Thomas Jennings, fl. 2010, Frontline (Television program), in Frontline, Season 33, Episode 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2015), 55 mins
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The Gene Doctors
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directed by Rob Whittlesey, fl. 1987; produced by Cara Feinberg, fl. 2010 and Rob Whittlesey, fl. 1987, RCSR Productions and Tangled Bank Studios (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2017), 54 mins
Every year, over a million babies are born worldwide with a hereditary disease. Most of these illnesses are serious, and many are fatal. For most of the history of medicine, doctors could only treat symptoms. Now an elite cadre of pioneers—call them gene doctors—is starting to win battles. Through intimate st...
directed by Rob Whittlesey, fl. 1987; produced by Cara Feinberg, fl. 2010 and Rob Whittlesey, fl. 1987, RCSR Productions and Tangled Bank Studios (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2017), 54 mins
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The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, Science
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directed by Christopher Loren Ewers, fl. 2011, Erik Ewers, fl. 2014 and Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Christopher Loren Ewers, fl. 2011, Erik Ewers, fl. 2014 and Julie Coffman, fl. 2011, Ewers Brothers Productions and Florentine Films (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 1 hour 56 mins
This film tells the story of William Worrall Mayo, an English immigrant who began practicing medicine with his sons Will and Charlie in the late 1800s in Rochester, Minnesota.
directed by Christopher Loren Ewers, fl. 2011, Erik Ewers, fl. 2014 and Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Christopher Loren Ewers, fl. 2011, Erik Ewers, fl. 2014 and Julie Coffman, fl. 2011, Ewers Brothers Productions and Florentine Films (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 1 hour 56 mins
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NOVA, Ebola: The Plague Fighters
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produced by NOVA, in NOVA (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2007), 54 mins
When a dreaded outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus swept through a remote region of Zaire in May 1995, NOVA was the only film crew permitted into the "hot zone." Learn how disease specialists traced the origins of the outbreak by compiling a complete "chain of death" of the epidemic, and why they fear a mutation of...
produced by NOVA, in NOVA (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2007), 54 mins
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NOVA, Series 45, Episode 9, Transplanting Hope
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directed by Niobe Thompson, 1973-; produced by Elizabeth Arledge, fl. 1984-2017 and Rosvita Dransfeld, fl. 2003, National Film Board of Canada, WGBH Educational Foundation and Gurney Street Films, in NOVA, Series 45, Episode 9 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 53 mins
NOVA: Transplanting Hope. Every ten minutes, another person in the U.S. is added to the waiting list for an organ transplant, joining more than 100,000 others. And a dire shortage of organs means every opportunity for a transplant has to count. With extraordinary access to patients and transplant teams, NOVA takes...
directed by Niobe Thompson, 1973-; produced by Elizabeth Arledge, fl. 1984-2017 and Rosvita Dransfeld, fl. 2003, National Film Board of Canada, WGBH Educational Foundation and Gurney Street Films, in NOVA, Series 45, Episode 9 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 53 mins
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Remaking American Medicine: Health Care for the 21st Century, Episode 4, Hand in Hand
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directed by Frank Christopher, fl. 1980-2014; produced by Frank Christopher, fl. 1980-2014, Crosskeys Media, in Remaking American Medicine: Health Care for the 21st Century, Episode 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2006), 57 mins
As medicine continues to become more and more technologically sophisticated and the systems that deliver medical care become more complex, the relationship between providers, patients and families is more important than ever. This final program tells the story of patients and families who have formed a unique bond...
directed by Frank Christopher, fl. 1980-2014; produced by Frank Christopher, fl. 1980-2014, Crosskeys Media, in Remaking American Medicine: Health Care for the 21st Century, Episode 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2006), 57 mins
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