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NOVA; Survivor MD: Second Opinions


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Survivor MD: Second Opinions
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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

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Second Opinions, Features physicians Jane Liebschutz, Cheryl Dorsey, and David Friedman. Jane Liebschutz is an internist at Boston Medical Center, where she specializes in underserved populations, domestic violence, and addictions. Cheryl Dorsey trained as a pediatrician but has given up clinical practice to serve as director of Public Health Initiatives for Danya Corporation, where she has returned to her pre–medical school passion for health policy. Dorsey represents a small but significant percentage of medical school graduates who end up doing something besides patient care. David Friedman is an ophthalmologist specializing in glaucoma at Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins University, where he is assistant professor. Unlike four other members of the group, who have suffered through rocky marriages and subsequent divorces, Friedman manages to combine a high-pressure medical career with a fulfilling family life.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Survivor MD: Second Opinions,” 02/21/2001, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed June 20, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B3C5ECC297E94798A45E154816B79E12.
MLA: “NOVA; Survivor MD: Second Opinions.” 02/21/2001. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. June 20, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B3C5ECC297E94798A45E154816B79E12>.
APA: NOVA; Survivor MD: Second Opinions. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B3C5ECC297E94798A45E154816B79E12
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