Gynecologic oncologist Sarah Temkin has observed and experienced sexism in many venues: in hospital inpatient units, in the clinic infusion site, in the emergency room, but nothing is more blatant than sexism in the operating room.
An award-winning investigative documentary film about power morcellation—a once-popular “minimally invasive” surgical procedure—is now available on major streaming platforms.
Readers will be pleased to learn this is the final installment of my reviews of the HBO Chernobyl miniseries, which just ended its TV run June 3. The series, which has received extraordinary critical acclaim, had a vast global audience.
With episode four of the series, we moved even further from reality than in prior episodes.
Last week, I discussed events resulting in the Chernobyl NPF accident, including unique aspects of the reactor-design which contributed to the accident, and which resulted in release of radiation to the environment. I also discussed the initial Soviet response. Next, I focus on the immediate medical consequences and the response of Soviet government to medical interventions.
Two weeks ago, HBO began screening a five-part series on Monday nights on the Chernobyl nuclear power facility (NPF) accident, which occurred more than 30 years ago on April 26, 1986.