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Dr. Kildare’S Strange Case, Joseph Turow Jan 2011

Dr. Kildare’S Strange Case, Joseph Turow

Departmental Papers (ASC)

This chapter discusses the issue of physicians' authority as seen in the film Dr. Kildare's Strange Case (1940). The film centers on intern Jimmy Kildare (Lew Ayres), who learns the medical ropes in Blair Memorial Hospital, guided by Dr. Leonard Gillespie (Lionel Barrymore). The “strange case” of this film's title begins when Gillespie assigns Kildare to work with Dr. Gregory Lane, a surgeon whose professional self-confidence has been crushed by a string of failed surgeries and resulting patient deaths. The chapter focuses on a scene where Lane confronts a patient with a skull fracture who refuses surgery; he ...


Internes Can't Take Money, Joseph Turow Jan 2010

Internes Can't Take Money, Joseph Turow

Departmental Papers (ASC)

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Taken To Extremes: Newspapers And Kevorkian’S Televised Euthanasia Incident, Arthur L. Caplan, Joseph Turow Jan 2004

Taken To Extremes: Newspapers And Kevorkian’S Televised Euthanasia Incident, Arthur L. Caplan, Joseph Turow

Departmental Papers (ASC)

Book Description:

Medicine and the media exist in a unique symbiosis. Increasingly, health-care consumers turn to media sources—from news reports to Web sites to tv shows—for information about diseases, treatments, pharmacology, and important health issues. And just as the media scour the medical terrain for news stories and plot lines, those in the health-care industry use the media to publicize legitimate stories and advance particular agendas. The essays in Cultural Sutures delineate this deeply collaborative process by scrutinizing a broad range of interconnections between medicine and the media in print journalism, advertisements, fiction films, television shows, documentaries, and ...


Domestic ‘Zealotry’ And Press Discourse: Kevorkian’S Euthanasia Incident, Joseph Turow, Arthur L. Caplan, John S. Bracken Aug 2000

Domestic ‘Zealotry’ And Press Discourse: Kevorkian’S Euthanasia Incident, Joseph Turow, Arthur L. Caplan, John S. Bracken

Departmental Papers (ASC)

The manner in which press outlets cover the convergence of the explicitly sensational and the explicitly ideological holds political and social implications. Does a startling or shocking domestic incident that the US press labels as zealotry catalyze the nation's news outlets to explore a wide range of views about the issues involved and their public relevance? This article addresses this matter by examining print media coverage of a videotaped euthanasia that was broadcast by the popular news magazine program 60 Minutes. The findings raise questions about the ability of incidents such as these to push the mainstream press to ...