Awakenings

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.
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Language: English Genres: Drama Theme: Discovery, Growing up Time Period: 1930s, 1960s

PREV AIRED EPISODE
"A doctor (Robin Williams) tries the drug L-dopa on an immobile man (Robert De Niro)." Tue, May 06 2014 at 1:00AM EDT on SUNDANC
PREV AIRED EPISODE
"A doctor (Robin Williams) tries the drug L-dopa on an immobile man (Robert De Niro)." Tue, May 06 2014 at 3:30AM EDT on SUNDANC

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