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NOVA; Pioneers of Surgery: Beyond The Knife


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Pioneers of Surgery: Beyond The Knife
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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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Examines the ethical questions arising from the push to perform experimental surgery such as transplants and the role of surgeons today. Surgeons have always been eager to help patients, even at the risk of killing them. NOVA looks at some of the excesses of surgery, and at how new drugs and technologies are rendering some operations obsolete. Other episodes: The Brutal Craft (#1511); Into The Heart (#1512); New Organs for Old (#1513).



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Chicago: “NOVA; Pioneers of Surgery: Beyond The Knife,” 08/11/1988, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 27, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C60DD96AB26447018DEA4BA11FFDE2FC.
MLA: “NOVA; Pioneers of Surgery: Beyond The Knife.” 08/11/1988. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 27, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C60DD96AB26447018DEA4BA11FFDE2FC>.
APA: NOVA; Pioneers of Surgery: Beyond The Knife. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C60DD96AB26447018DEA4BA11FFDE2FC
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