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  1. Mayo Clinic, The: Faith, Hope and Science (2018)

    Director
    Ken Burns
    Subject
    History; Medical sciences
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 116 minutes), $19.99

    In the wake of a deadly tornado in rural Minnesota in 1883, Doctor Mayo and his two sons enlisted the help of a group of Catholic nuns to care for the wounded. This documentary tells the story of the...

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  2. Transplanting Hope (2018)

    Subject
    Medical sciences
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 60 minutes), $19.99

    This programme takes the viewer inside the operating room to witness the emotional, high-stakes process of transferring organs from donors to recipients. Meet families navigating both sides of the transplant...

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  3. Epidemics, Pandemics and How to Control Them (2018)

    Subject
    Medical sciences

    Some infections come in repeated epidemic waves, others are new to human populations. A known human threat such as influenza may mutate or a new infection jumps the species barrier from animals to humans:...

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  4. Infections and the Brain (2018)

    Subject
    Medical sciences

    The brain is well protected against most infections, but once they get into or around the brain they can cause fatal or serious long-term consequences. Some bacterial, viral and parasitic infections are...

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  5. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Thirty Year Study (2017)

    Subject
    Medical sciences; Mental Health and Counselling
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 47 minutes), £30.00

    Parts one to five of ‘Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Thirty Year Study’ outlines symptoms of the illness and how to identify them. Features interviews with qualified professionals in the field of...

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  6. Mustine (2017)

    Subject
    Chemistry; Medical sciences

    Podcast. This programme explains how the use of sulfur mustard, or mustard gas - a blister-causing agent used as a weapon during World War I - led to some of the earliest trials for anti-cancer drugs. [7...

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  7. Counting Neurons (2017)

    Subject
    Medical sciences

    Podcast. Interview with Dr. Suzana Herculano-Houzel, a neuroscientist who, with her colleagues, has developed a pioneering technique that has made it possible to accurately count the number of neurons in...

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  8. Talking with Patients About Metastatic Bone Disease (2017)

    Subject
    Medical sciences
    Distribution
    DVD (Region 2 PAL)

    Training film. These materials are designed to help doctors, nurses and others when communicating with patients and their relatives about metastatic bone disease in breast and prostate cancer. The materials...

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  9. Secrets of the Human Body (2017)

    aka: Grow, Survive, Learn

    Subject
    Medical sciences; Science; Technology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 50 minutes x 3), £585.00

    The human body is the most sophisticated organism on earth. It is a scientific marvel and much about it remains a mystery. This BBC series uses cutting-edge graphics to effectively peel back the skin and...

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  10. Being Transgender (2017)

    Subject
    Medical sciences
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 50 minutes), £195.00

    Are the binary options of female and male a biological fact or a psychological construction? Looking at the latest medical advances, this BBC programme explores how our brains, hormones and sex organs define...

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