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Live long and prosper

Author: Jerry Avorn; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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(Producer) Since 1900, the average American's life span has increased by 28 years-a development that brings new challenges for medical technology. This program features an extraordinary sequence in which doctors work against the clock to save an elderly stroke victim. Revolutionary new therapy must be used within three hours or the patient will die. Doctors make it, but with only ten minutes to spare. Another story  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry Avorn; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 38561023
Notes: At head of title: Innovation.
Credits: Advisor, Jerry Avorn.
Performer(s): Narrator, Martin Sheen.
Description: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sound, color with black and white ; 1/2 in.
Other Titles: Innovation (Television program)
Responsibility: [presented by] Films for the Humanities & Sciences [and] Thirteen/WNET.

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(Producer) Since 1900, the average American's life span has increased by 28 years-a development that brings new challenges for medical technology. This program features an extraordinary sequence in which doctors work against the clock to save an elderly stroke victim. Revolutionary new therapy must be used within three hours or the patient will die. Doctors make it, but with only ten minutes to spare. Another story details an oral surgeons's struggle with Parkinson's disease and the implantation of an electrode in his brain that ameliorates the symptoms. Also profiled are new studies of osteoporosis in women over age 50.

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