Season 6, Episode 5 21st-Century Medicine
First Aired: April 3, 1996
Alan Alda examines new medical technologies being developed with the help of computers. Included: the computer-aided removal of a brain tumor; a virtual-reality elevator that helps acrophobic patients; the artificial movement of paralyzed muscles.
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- Rating: TV-G
- Premise: Science, technology and nature are examined with insight, humor and an eye on the practical, with smartly paced reports on such subjects as the big-bang theory, robots, the relationship between stress and illness, and whether we are alone in the universe.… (more)