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Extreme Medicine

Dr. Kevin Fong charts the symbiotic relation between curative science and daredevil explorers, as today's doctors invent new techniques to heal the wounds of every ailing Indiana Jones.

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Island Practice

For the past three decades, the health of the residents of Nantucket has been the charge of Dr. Timothy Lepore, a larger than life figure who carves scalpels from stone and hunts with a pet hawk. But it's in this dedicated surgeon's practice that Pam Belluck finds a microcosm of the struggles faced by the health care system back on the American mainland.

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God's Hotel

Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco is the last American survivor of an institution that goes back to the Middle Ages -- an almshouse whose sole function is to care for the sick and the destitute. Victoria Sweet's journey there -- as a doctor, as a student of the hospital's astonishing history, and as a human being -- constitutes one of the most moving, and eye-opening memoirs of the year.

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April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.

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