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Violent Impact

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Part of the "Gunther's ER" series. Beyond the immediate risks to a patient's life, doctors must also identify other bodily damage. Dr. Gunther von Hagens examines the kinds of injuries that can lead to permanent disability if not quickly addressed. Dissecting a female body donor who died after falling from a window, von Hagens locates fractures throughout her skeleton, explains how bones break, and bends a human spine to discover how much force it can withstand before snapping. Also investigates the causes and consequences of brain damage. Recreating head injury to the exposed brain of another cadaver, von Hagens illustrates how the rigid, closely fitting skull can actually damage the brain it is meant to protect. NOTE: Viewer discretion is advised. Contains clinically explicit language and nudity. Accessibility options on the DVD are: (1) expanded description, (2) English subtitles in a black box.

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Gunther's ER: The Anatomy Of Medical Emergencies
Episode 1
48 minutes
Grade Level: 12 -
Gunther's ER: The Anatomy Of Medical Emergencies
Episode 2
48 minutes
Grade Level: 12 -
Gunther's ER: The Anatomy Of Medical Emergencies
Episode 3
48 minutes
Grade Level: 12 -