Item Details

MS Wars [electronic resource]: Hope, Science, and the Internet

TVF International (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Developed in 2008 by Italian researcher Paolo Zamboni, the procedure known as liberation therapy was designed to improve blood flow in the veins that drain the central nervous system. Zamboni believed his method could successfully treat multiple sclerosis, but critics complained that his studies did not conform to accepted standards of medical research. The resulting debate in the scientific community boiled over into numerous online venues. This program examines the science, controversy, and human drama surrounding liberation therapy. In addition to its clear academic benefits, the program also spins an intriguing narrative about Internet-driven movements that have reframed the doctor-patient relationship and highlighted the impact of Zamboni's conclusions on physicians, institutions, and the general public.
Release Date
2011
Run Time
50 min.
Language
English
Rating
11 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 29, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Hope, Science, and the Internet
Contents
  • Introduction: Hope for MS Sufferers (2:12)
  • Neural Damage of MS (1:23)
  • Chronic Cerebro Spinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) (3:38)
  • Hope for MS Spread on the Internet (2:27)
  • Patient Demand for Treatment (2:25)
  • Liberation Therapy in Canada (2:47)
  • Public Demand Versus Research Protocol (2:03)
  • The Placebo Effect (2:20)
  • Cardiac Surgeon Champions Liberation Therapy (2:28)
  • Medical Specialty Turf War (3:43)
  • Medical Rationale Versus Hope (2:35)
  • Overseas Offers for Liberation Therapy (2:29)
  • Liberation Therapy in Costa Rica (3:19)
  • Online Success Stories, Unseen Failures (2:09)
  • MS Society Funding for Research Lags (1:35)
  • Medical Backlash Against Liberation Therapy (1:35)
  • Similar Backlash in the 1980's (1:49)
  • Politicians Respond to Online Controversy (3:29)
  • Encouraging Study Results (2:14)
  • Implications of Social Media Pressure (2:25)
  • Credits: MS Wars: Hope, Science, and the Internet (0:54)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2011.
Publisher no.
52229 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (50 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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