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Movie and television tie-ins, Medicine
A group of people fell ill during the great sleeping-sickness epidemic just after World War I and was frozen in…a catatonic state for decades. In 1969, Dr. Sacks prescribed L-DOPA and they began to experience astonishing "awakenings". Bestseller 1990.
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In his previous books, Dr. Gawande, a practicing surgeon, has fearlessly revealed the struggles of his profession. Now he examines…its ultimate limitations and failures - in his own practices as well as others’ - as human lives draw to a close. And he discovers how we can do better. He follows a hospice nurse on her rounds, a geriatrician in his clinic, and reformers turning nursing homes upside down. He finds people who show us how to have the hard conversations and how to ensure we never sacrifice what people really care about. The subject of a PBS documentary. Bestseller. 2014.