Season 24, Episode 11 Coma

First Aired: October 7, 1997

Exploring aggressive treatment applied to a 9-year-old boy clinging to life after a car accident. “You can't just plug them in [on life support] and walk away,” says Dr. Jam Ghajar, a neurosurgeon seeking national adoption of treatment guidelines. Narrator: Roy Scheider.

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  • Premiered: March 3, 1974
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  • Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)

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