Sunday, May 21, 2006

Movie Medicine

Interesting piece on the MSN homepage about the portrayal of medicine in film and on TV. The blurb says:

"In a study published last week, doctors complained that comas are not accurately portrayed in films, which can therefore lead to a skewing of public perceptions and affect real life decisions. But what about other illnesses and conditions? Are film and television shows committed to the facts when it comes to ailments and illness? Richard Moore examines why the truth is very rarely allowed to get in the way of a good medical drama."

1 comment:

Giskin said...

I enjoyed this article, but surely we must take issue with the characterisation of 'House' as being more realistic. Since when does a dedicated team of five doctors with offices that look like the HQ of an advertising agency get to work for days on a single patient?