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Survivor M.D.: Tattooed Doctor

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There is no classroom activity for this program. The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

One Night in an E.R.
Read about what life in the E.R. is really like in this feature that looks at eight hours in the lives of two doctors at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Meet the Doctors
Learn why the seven physicians featured in the program wanted to become doctors, the greatest moments in their careers, whether they would choose to do it again, and more. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Hippocratic Oath Today
The original Hippocratic Oath forbids euthanasia, abortion, and sexual contact with patients. The majority of modern variants have no such prohibitions. Some doctors believe even modern oaths are out of touch with contemporary medicine, which has undergone enormous changes. Learn about some of the controversies surrounding the oath's continued use, peruse both classical and modern versions, and read doctors' and non-doctors' opinions on the subject. (Grades 9-12)

What's Your Specialty?
How many kinds of doctors are there? And what does each of them do? From anesthesiology to urology, learn what is involved with 27 medical specialties. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Producer's Story
Learn how the three men and four women featured in the program were chosen and what it was like filming them over the years in this first-hand account from series producer Michael Barnes. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Medicine Through Time (Hot Science)
Visit doctors from 1900, 1950, and 1998 in this online activity to see how each would treat the same illness. (Shockwave plug-in required; non-Shockwave version available.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

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