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Schott's Miscellany 13 June 2009

Argentine troops surrendered to the British, effectively ending the conflict over the Falkland Islands (1982)


COMAS IN MOVIES

Research by Dr. Eelco Wijdicks on the depiction of comas in movies was published in Neurology in May 2006. Dr. Wijdicks studied 30 films (made between 1970 and 2004) that portrayed actors in prolonged comas, and he concluded that only two films accurately depicted the state of a coma victim an d the agony of waiting for a patient to awaken: Reversal of Fortune (1990) and The Dreamlife of Angels (1998). The remaining 28 were criticized for portraying miraculous awakenings with no lasting side effects; unrealistic depictions fo treatments and equipment required; and comatose patients remaining tanned, muscular, and suspiciously well turned out.


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