PG-13 | (1990) | Biography, Drama | 2h 1m
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The story of a doctor’s extraordinary work in the Sixties with a group of catatonic patients he finds languishing in a Bronx hospital. Speculating that their rigidity may be akin to an extreme form of Parkinsonism, he seeks permission from his skeptical superiors to treat them with L-dopa, a drug that was used to treat Parkinson’s disease at the time.
Director: Penny Marshall
Stars: Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Julie Kavner
Writers: Oliver Sacks (book) (as Oliver Sacks M.D.), Steven Zaillian (screenplay)
APRIL 28, 7:00 pm: BRAIN TEASER: NEUROSCIENCE AND ETHICS IN EXPERIMENTATION–MORE TALES OF HOW SCIENCE WORKS.
Joyce Sprafkin, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Psychiatry, SUNY Stony Brook,
Stephen Post, Ph.D., Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics, SUNY Stony Brook
Iris Granek, M.D., Chairperson Family Medicine Department, SUNY Stony Brook
Lory Bright-Long, M.D., Geriatric Psychiatrist, SUNY Stony Brook
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