Chip Taylor Communications



Subject: Health: Medicine

Medical Studies Series

Medical Studies Series

The world of medicine is constantly growing, finding ways of improving the health and lives of millions worldwide. This series offers a wide range of award-winning documentaries, from biographical studies of noteworthy medical people to research and development programs about important health, medicine and clinical topics. Programs available on 18 or 19 individual DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Videos; also in an 18-Disc Set. For pricing call in US: 800.876.2447/Intl. 603.434.9262 or e-mail

List of Titles


Patch Adams 1: In Bed With Patch Adams

Patch Adams 1: In Bed With Patch Adams

The movie Patch Adams starring Robin Williams made the physician-social-crusader-clown world famous. This documentary offers a revealing encounter with the real Patch Adams. Here we see exclusive sequences of his "Between-the-Sheets Therapy" with a disturbed, suicidal patient named Dave, which show how Click for more


Patch Adams 2: Doctor Clown

Patch Adams 2: Doctor Clown

"Highly Recommended. Emmy Award winning producer Roberta Cantow's stories present an almost irresistible temptation for a resolution, for a pat summation that would somehow make them easier to bear, but Cantow resists." -San Diego Reader
"Highly Recommended. Dr. Patch Adams takes his unique therapy on Click for more


Asthma: The Latest in Asthma Research

Asthma: The Latest in Asthma Research

Asthma dates back to the ancient Egyptians, and early 19th-century physicians recorded the first accurate descriptions of it; however it is only now that this chronic disease has gone on the rampage. In most of the world's developed countries, it is now a significant public health issue. It is estimated that more than Click for more


Burned Kids Are People Too!

Burned Kids Are People Too!

"Recommended. Promotes an understanding of medical treatments for burn victims." -CA ITC
This program was produced to show the miraculous steps that have been taken in the physical, emotional and social treatment for young burn patients. 4/15-minute parts include: Part 1. Getting to Know Us- Dr. Click for more


Cholesterol: Sex, Lies and Coronaries

Cholesterol: Sex, Lies and Coronaries

Kellogg's Award for Excellence -Nutrition Journalism
National Gold Winner -MBF Awards
Best Medical Documentary -Prix Leonardo Film Festival, Palma, Italy

"Recommended. Many people are under the impression that cholesterol is the prime, if not the only, Click for more


The Clone Age (Cloning)

The Clone Age (Cloning)

"Recommended. An examination of the legal and ethical issues surrounding clone research, especially appropriate for schools with bioethics programs or courses. There are interesting microscopic lab techniques displayed, including the actual cloning of a lamb cell. Also, in a fascinating twist, this program presents Click for more


Conquering Polio (India and USA)

Conquering Polio (India and USA)

"Major gains have been made in the global fight against polio: Today, polio cases have declined by 99 percent; overall, over two billion children have been immunized, five million have been spared disability, and over 250,000 deaths from polio have been prevented." -Rotary International
"Recommended. Click for more


Cosmetic Surgery: Younger, Thinner, Smoother (cc)

Cosmetic Surgery: Younger, Thinner, Smoother (cc)

"Highly Recommended! Veteran documentary filmmaker Elizabeth Sher deftly skewers American's obsession with cosmetic surgery. Her ability to poke fun at society at her own expense is, well, eye-opening. Highly recommended and sure to be popular." -Video Librarian
Liposuction, Tummy Tucks, Breast Surgery, Click for more


A Degree of Difference: Doctor of Psychology

A Degree of Difference: Doctor of Psychology

The purpose of this program is to increase the knowledge of students, potential applicants, career counselors, and faculty and directors of agencies and clinics in the field of psychology and its related fields about the background, history and philosophy of the Doctor of Psychology degree (PsyD). Three problem areas Click for more


Dignity 1: A Study of Schizophrenia

Dignity 1: A Study of Schizophrenia

Honor Award -Cascade Independent Film Festival
"Highly Recommended. A brave and illuminating look at the mentally disturbed, which brings to light their humor, hope and passions." -Michael Ferris, Screenwriter (The Net; The Game; Terminator 3)
"Highly Recommended. Click for more


Dignity 2: The Human Side of Mental Illness

Dignity 2: The Human Side of Mental Illness

Honor Award -911 Media Arts
"Highly Recommended. Shows the human side of mental illess, offering the viewer a peek into the difficulties and joys experienced by patients and caregivers alike." -Dr. Debbie Chun, University of Washington
"Recommended. This is perfect Click for more


"Frankenstein" and the Heart Machine (The Pacemaker)

A tribute to an imaginative, unselfish, American doctor whose invention has resulted in the saving of millions of lives. This fascinating documentary tells the remarkable story of how Dr. Jean Rosenbaum invented the artificial pacemaker based on his thoughts about the movie, Frankenstein. Produced by Video 11. Click for more


Menopause: Approaching the 14th Moon

Menopause: Approaching the 14th Moon

Best Documentary -North Carolina IF&V
Best in Field Award -USA Film Festival, Dallas, TX

"Highly Recommended! With her zany sense of humor and irony, Elizabeth Sher cuts through the facade of contradictory information to reveal a vital set of options for this Click for more


Perspectives: The Abortion Experience

Perspectives: The Abortion Experience

"No 'sides' here. Simply, objective information by women - for women." -Ed. Media Review
Women speaking to women; this informational program presents excerpts of interviews with gynecologists, nurse practitioners, and women who have undergone abortions to emphasize its objective that women considering abortion Click for more


TB or Not TB? 1 (Tuberculosis and AIDS)

TB or Not TB? 1 (Tuberculosis and AIDS)

While Tuberculosis, TB, can affect old, young, rich, poor, it's more common in developing countries. And though the world started the 20th century with TB rates declining, the 21st century sees the TB death rate rising. This two-part program reports on this serious increase in TB worldwide and looks at other fatal Click for more


TB or Not TB?  2 (Tuberculosis and AIDS)

TB or Not TB? 2 (Tuberculosis and AIDS)

While Tuberculosis, TB, can affect old, young, rich, poor, it's more common in developing countries. And though the world started the 20th century with TB rates declining, the 21st century sees the TB death rate rising. This two-part program reports on this serious increase in TB worldwide and looks at other fatal Click for more


TB or Not TB? 1 & 2 (Tuberculosis and AIDS)

TB or Not TB? 1 & 2 (Tuberculosis and AIDS)

A combined version of TB or Not TB? 1 & 2 (Tuberculosis and AIDS) is available.
While Tuberculosis, TB, can affect old, young, rich, poor, it's more common in developing countries. And though the world started the 20th century with TB rates declining, the 21st sees the TB death rate rising. This program Click for more


Telemedicine: Remote Possibilities

Telemedicine: Remote Possibilities

Surgical operations by remote control are still in their infancy, but no longer belong to the world of science fiction. The impact of medical technology on health care is apparent in some of the world's most isolated communities, thanks to an innovative new application called Telemedicine - surgery by remote control. Click for more


Wasting Away (Anorexia Nervosa)

Wasting Away (Anorexia Nervosa)

A generation of young girls and women are literally wasting away, suffering from a serious eating disorder known as Anorexia Nervosa. Seeing themselves as distortedly obese, they are on a relentless pursuit of thinness. This eye-opening program reports on four young women suffering from this often-misunderstood condition Click for more


Xenotransplants: Making Animals of Ourselves

Xenotransplants: Making Animals of Ourselves

This documentary explores what's shaping up as one of the most remarkable medical dramas of the twenty-first century, Xenotransplantation, the transplanting of organs between closely related species, such as baboons and humans. Reporter Ian Watson travels across the United States exploring the dilemmas associated Click for more





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