The Science Of Er

Guests: Neal Baer, M.D. Producer and Writer "ER" Burbank, California Harlan Gibbs, M.D. Author, "The Medicine of ER" (Basic Books) Medical Director, Emergency Department Glendale Adventist Hospital Los Angeles, California James Tulsky, M.D. Assistant Professor of Medicine Durham V.A. Medical Center Duke University Durham, North Carolina It's the number one show on TV. Millions of people tune in each Thursday night to watch their favorite medical staff in action. But how well does "ER" portray emergency medicine? Is what you see on the show what you could expect to happen in a real emergency room? In this hour, we'll take a look at the science behind "ER," translate some of the medical jargon, and critique your favorite episodes.

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