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Season 22, Episode 10 The English Surgeon

First Aired: September 8, 2009

"The English Surgeon" details the work of British neurosurgeon Henry Marsh in Ukraine, home to a decaying medical infrastructure that often fails patients with neurological problems. The documentary chronicles three weeks in 2007 as he provides care---and sometimes delivers bad news---to patients in need of his level of expertise, including a young man with a brain tumor that is slowly killing him.

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  • Premiered: July 5, 1988
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  • Premise: This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the contr… (more)

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