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Der Verlorene

Dr. Karl Rothe conducts important research for the Nazis during the Second World War. When he finds out that his fiancée is betraying him with one of his closest colleagues and selling the results of his secret research, he kills her. Rothe wants to be punished for his actions, but the Nazis try to cover up the incident so that he can continue working for them. In a time during which mass murders are committed regularly, one more killer will go unnoticed.
2007; 1951
Clemons (Stacks)

Superhuman Body: The Future of Medicine

"We are entering the 21st century with bodies that were designed for the Stone Age. But the dream of becoming superhuman may become reality this century. In this ground-breaking six-part series, see how pioneers at the cutting edge of medicine are harnessing the human body's extraordinary capacity for self-repair and reinvention with amazing results."--Container.
Ivy (By Request)

Behavior Disorders of Childhood [electronic resource]

Visits families of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, separation anxiety disorder, and autism. Discusses how to differentiate the stages of normal child development from the abnormal behavior associated with childhood behavorial disorders.

An Ounce of Prevention [electronic resource]

Visits several programs that are attempting to eliminate known risk factors that often lead to serious psychological disorders, including social isolation and inadequate parenting skills.

Hearing [electronic resource]: Science of the Senses

Our ears may have evolved for purposes of survival, but they also afford us the gift of music. How is it that a melody can "give wings to the mind," as Plato said, and so profoundly affect the human heart? In this program, finding the answer to that question will take viewers on a journey through the ear, into the brain, and straight into the core of the human psyche. Viewers meet world-class neuroscientists like Daniel Levitin, author of This Is Your Brain on Music, and Steven Pinker, author of The Stuff of Thought. Stories and case studies reveal a woman whose brain cannot "hear" music and a deaf musician who is one of the world's top percussionists. Meanwhile, Dr. Blake Papsin of Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children shows how a revolutionary device called the cochlear implant is r [...]

TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Noel Bairey Merz - the Single Biggest Health Threat Women Face

Surprising, but true: more women now die of heart disease than men, yet cardiovascular research has long focused on men. In this TEDTalk, Dr. C. Noel Bairey Merz - director of the Women's Heart Center at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute - shares what we know and don't know about women's heart health, including the remarkably different symptoms women present during a heart attack (and why they're often missed).

TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Maurizio Seracini - the Secret Lives of Paintings

Art history is far from set in stone. Engineer Maurizio Seracini spent 30 years searching for Leonardo da Vinci's lost fresco The Battle of Anghiari, and in the process discovered that many paintings literally have layers of history hidden underneath. Should they be part of the viewing experience too? This TEDTalk explores that question.

How Science and Technology Are Aiding Medical Research [electronic resource]

In this episode, host John Watt discovers what advances in science and technology are doing to assist unwell and elderly citizens in New Zealand. Ever Wondered? sheds light on an amazing technicolor breakthrough led by a father-and-son team from Christchurch and on a flow cytometry suite in Wellington, where lasers are used to excite fluorescent dyes in a quest to develop immune-based therapies for the treatment of a host of diseases. Back in Auckland, viewers are introduced to biomimetics, where artificial muscles, soft machines, and prosthetics are being used to imitate and assist our natural systems - and, at a retirement home, viewers also get to observe a bunch of helpful healthbots, or health robots, hard at work.

Anesthesia [electronic resource]

Anesthesia simply means a loss of sensation and usually of consciousness, typically needed in the event of surgery. This helps to keep a patient still, unable to feel pain, and safely unaware of the procedure taking place. This easy-to-understand overview of anesthesia helps patients understand what to expect and how to prepare for any procedure. The video includes visuals of actual equipment in an operating room setting.

CT or CAT Scan-Computed Tomography [electronic resource]

This program offers a comprehensive overview of the CT or CAT scan. Computed tomography, or computerized axial tomography, uses X-rays and computers to look inside the body. A computer then analyzes the images taken and creates a three-dimensional view of the structures within. After viewing the typical CT imaging procedures shown here, patients will know what to expect and can thus set their mind at ease.

TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Avi Rubin - All Your Devices Can Be Hacked

Could someone hack your pacemaker? At TEDxMidAtlantic, Avi Rubin explains how hackers are compromising cars, smartphones and medical devices and warns us about the dangers of an increasingly hack-able world. Rubin is a professor of computer science and director of the Health and Medical Security Lab at Johns Hopkins University.

Possible Melanoma Treatment [electronic resource]

Skin cancer is by far the most common form of cancer, and the rate has been increasing for the past 30 years. This ABC News report examines the possible discovery of a melanoma vaccine. The treatment - taking cells the body has programmed to fight the cancer, growing them in a lab, and then injecting them back into the patient - has seen at least one patient become cancer-free for more than two years.

Future Bodies [electronic resource]

It seems everyday brings the announcement of a new medical discovery. Research being conducted into the development of an artificial uterus that could make traditional pregnancy a thing of the past is just one of the ways that technology is changing the science of health. This film explores the impact future discoveries will have on the fight against cancer and surgical procedures to correct deformities. We also see cutting-edge medical experiments conducting by astronauts on the International Space Station.

What Is Science Doing to Understand Genetics? [electronic resource]

What role does genetics play in developing heart disease, gout, or obesity? And is there a connection between depression and DNA? When it comes to genetics, many scientists and lay people alike have long discussed and debated the concept of nature versus nurture, so what's the answer? How much of us is our environment and how much lies deep within our cells? This episode searches for answers.

How to Build a Beating Heart [electronic resource]

This program offers a tantalizing glimpse of a future where body parts are grown for you from your own cells - a future where the line between healing and rejuvenation will blur and where massive injuries, once tragic, will be considered reversible events. In the process, we may even find new ways to foil death. We'll go inside the lab, inside the cells, and into the brilliant minds and operating rooms of doctors to witness one of the first people to be living with a lab-grown organ. Through a combination of time-lapse photography, unique macro perspectives, CGI and interviews both with doctors and patients, you'll see lab-grown organs such as: hearts, ears, fingers, legs, livers, bladders, arms, eyes, and skin. If we can grow the parts we need, inside and outside the body, it will m [...]

Pain [electronic resource]: A History of Anesthesia

The isolation of morphine alkaloids from opium was a turning point in the history of medicine. It meant that essential compounds in herbal remedies could be measured out in reliable doses, creating a surge of research into chemical palliatives and giving birth to the modern pharmaceutical industry. By the mid-19th century mass production of manmade painkillers was in full swing. This program describes the development of synthetic pain treatments, sedatives, and anesthetics and explains how opiates, barbiturates, and anti-inflammatories work.

Pus [electronic resource]: A History of Antibiotics

Centuries ago, draining a wound of pus was the surest way to fight dangerous infection, but millions of deaths from pestilent disease proved that this practice was not always successful. Even after medieval medicine gave way to Louis Pasteur's germ theory physicians had a tough time knocking out bacteria, until the advent of penicillin. This program traces the development of antibiotics and profiles the researchers who helped eradicate many bacterial and viral illnesses. With Donald A. Henderson, who led WHO's 1966 global war on smallpox.

Poison [electronic resource]: A History of Toxic Cures

Belladonna, curare, snake venom-all are lethal, yet all may be used therapeutically. This program explores the fine line between harming and healing with an overview of poisons that are part of medical treatment. Beginning with Victorian-era experiments in painless surgery and the Arsenic Act of 1851, which made it harder for Londoners to murder each other but also paved the way for licensing of pharmacists, through to current poison derivatives that smooth wrinkles, the video provides a history of toxic cures as well as a look ahead at their potential use in new forms of personalized medicine.

Targeting GIST [electronic resource]: Lifesaving Treatment & Hope for the Future

A great challenge to successful cancer treatment has been the fact that not all malignant tumors are alike. But personalized therapies based on specific gene mutations are now changing the landscape of cancer care, especially for patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors, or GIST. This program explores targeted cancer therapies aimed at GIST, introducing oncology experts who explain how the technique works, why it's been effective in combatting GIST, and what's on the horizon in this promising field. An overview of GIST is also provided, and patients with the disease tell how the targeted treatments, which are administered in pill form, have allowed them to resume a normal life.

Understanding the Mysteries of GIST [electronic resource]: A Rare Cancer

A gastrointestinal stromal tumor, or GIST, is a fairly rare tumor of the digestive tract. Though there are other kinds of tumors that can develop in this part of the body, GISTs are different because of the type of cell from which they originate. And though GIST can become life-threatening, medical science has discovered new ways to alter the progression of this disease, as this program shows. In addition to informative medical experts, viewers meet patients who are living active, optimistic lives with GIST.