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Medical Series and Movies

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How Our Bodies Work

by Anne Marielle Eugenio, May 06, 2020 4:03pm

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Medical Series and Movies That Help Us Understand How Our Bodies Work

by Anne Marielle Eugenio, May 06, 2020 4:03pm
 

How do stomachs digest food and why do our stools vary in color? What is it in our lungs that makes us exhale carbon dioxide? What is it in our body that makes us sweat during hot days? The human body does these all and it is quite interesting how it works. Even though we have our own bodies for the rest of our lives, we still have a lot to learn when it comes to our systems.

These shows can help us give a visual representation of how our bodies work.  

Patch Adams (1998)

More than the physical aspects of our bodies, Patch Adams focuses on mental health. It follows the story of Patch Adams, a man who believes pain can be overcome by helping others. This semi-biographical comedy-drama film is based on a true story.

Doctor Stranger (2014)

Korean dramas are known for their graphic medical operation scenes. Doctor Stranger is one of the K-dramas you would want to see if you want to know how to cut open a person’s body without drawing blood at all. The show’s protagonist, cardiothoracic surgeon Park Hoon, can show you how it is done.

The Doctors (2016)

Enter the world of neurosurgeons with The Doctors. See how a delinquent high schooler with a tough childhood turned out to be a successful medical surgeon in the future. You’ll also get a couple of romantic feels while watching this series.

Dr. Black Jack (2004-2006)

This anime series tells about the story of Black JAck, a doctor who cures the poor for free and teaches the arrogant rich people a lesson. It may be animated but it features how Black Jack does surgeries, cures people, and at times faces unavoidable death to serve death.

Cells at Work (2017-present)

If ever you wonder what our cells do inside our body, Cells at Work can give you a visualization. This animated series focuses on a rookie red blood cell and a relentless white blood cell fighting against the germs that attack the body.

The Good Doctor (2017-present)

The Good Doctor is originally a Korean drama series but it was adapted by ABC. Follow the story of an autistic doctor who has near-photographic memory that comes in handy during a delicate operation. There will be surgeries that may leave you inspired to be a doctor--medical terms are expected of course.

Grey’s Anatomy (2005-present)

Since 2005, Grey’s Anatomy has been showing us the world of medical professionals. See how doctors and medical residents of Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital compete with each other, seek praise, but most of all, save lives through their expertise in surgery.

May these shows help you understand your body, or perhaps respect our medical frontliners even more!

 

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