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NOVA; Life and Death in the War Zone

09/22/2003

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Series
NOVA
Program
Life and Death in the War Zone
Program Number

3106

Series Description

Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

Program Description

NOVA’s team spent weeks living day and night with the doctors, surgeons and military staff of the 21st Combat Support Hospital in Iraq. The film follows the daily drama of life and death in a tented hospital in the deserts north of Baghdad. Building a state-of-the-art hospital in the dust and heat is a remarkable achievement, but it represents only the start of the difficulties faced by the doctors and nurses of the 21st CSH. Relief at the lack of military casualties is soon replaced by high drama and difficult ethical decisions as Iraqi victims arrive, many of them children with horrific injuries caused by unexploded weapons. NOVA shows how innovations in battlefield medicine have transformed the survival prospects of such casualties, and provides an intimate story of the struggle for survival in a combat hospital.

Duration

00:53:55

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; Life and Death in the War Zone,” 09/22/2003, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5A807BDCEAA6454DA525D195C4F4A494.
MLA: “NOVA; Life and Death in the War Zone.” 09/22/2003. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5A807BDCEAA6454DA525D195C4F4A494>.
APA: NOVA; Life and Death in the War Zone. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5A807BDCEAA6454DA525D195C4F4A494
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