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A matter of life and death : magic moments and dark hours in the history of medicine / a production by Gruppe 5 Filmproduktion for WDR-Westdeutscher Rundfunk in association with NDR, SWR and ARTE ; producer, Christian Feyerabend.

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Material Type
DVD
Publication Info.
[Newton, NJ] : Shanachie Entertainment, [2006]

Details

Description
2 videodiscs (approximately 240 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Note
Documentary.
System Details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.
Note
Title from container.
Originally released in 2004.
Summary
Chronicles 5,000 years in the history of medicine, telling the story of those 'magic moments' of groundbreaking medical discoveries, as well as when it went horribly wrong.
Contents
The first breath: Pregnancies with complications ; Saving the premature infant ; The scourge of smallpox ; The breakthroughs of Louis Pasteur ; The fight against tuberculosis ; X-rays and seeing into the human body -- The wild years: The birth control pill revolution ; Syphilis: cupid's poison arrow ; The rise of AIDS ; Searching for the human seed ; Battlefield medicine: from bone saws and wound clamps ; Ether, chloroform and laughing gas -- Mid-life: The inner workings of the heart ; The deadly clotting of blood ; Artificial kidneys and dialysis ; The battle against diabetes ; Unraveling the stomach ulcer myster ; Drugs from alchemy to pharmacy ; The miracle of penicillin -- Age and death: Life saving heart transplants ; 200 years of cancer research ; Radiation and chemotherapy ; The fight against blindness ; Mapping the brain ; Alzheimer's: the disease of the 21st century ; DNA and gene.
Note
GMD: videorecording.
Subject
Medicine -- History.
Life cycle, Human.
Genre/Form
Documentary films.
Documentary -- Feature.
Added Author
Shanachie Entertainment Corp.
Standard No.
016351099297
Music No.
SHA-DV-992 Shanachie Entertainment