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Doctors IV: Survior Md - The Tattooed Doctor (#2806)

In addition to sporting impressive body art, Tom Tarter rides a classic Harley-Davidson motorcycle and shoots skeet from his home near Bloomington, Indiana, where he is an emergency room physician at Bloomington Hospital. A native of Bronx, New York, Tarter started medical school at the relatively advanced age of 31. On the nights that NOVA films, his ER patients include a woman who lost the tip of her finger in a mysterious accident, another woman who fell out of a moving car and a gravely ill man with end-stage liver cirrhosis. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Grade Levels
6-8, 9-12
Curricular Areas
Science & Technology
Series Length
440 episodes
Average Episode Length
61 minutes
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Series Description: PBS' premier science series helps viewers of all ages explore the science behind the headlines. Along the way, NOVA programs demystify science and technology and highlight the people involved in scientific pursuits.

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