Goal: attract student to the library / making the library more fun and useful for the students

Time: 1 hour

The steps of the event


1 - Watching medical Documentary

.Medical mystery



The Real Sleeping Beauty

In 1984, 18 year old Sarah Scantlin was run over by a drunk driver. The severe brain injuries left her in a coma for twenty years. Doctors had to remove the part of her brain that governs speech to save her life. No-one has ever been in a coma for that long and regained the power of speech, but Sarah did and she is considered one of the Medical mysteries that doctors couldn’t explain.





The Twins Who Share a Body

In 1984, 18 year old Sarah Scantlin was run over by a drunk driver. The severe brain injuries left her in a coma for twenty years. Doctors had to remove the part of her brain that governs speech to save her life. No-one has ever been in a coma for that long and regained the power of speech, but Sarah did and she is considered one of the Medical mysteries that doctors couldn’t explain.



.Medical achievement



The Girl Who Survived Rabies

The girl who survived rabies is about 15 year old, Jeanna Giese heralded as the first person known to have survived the virus without receiving a preventative vaccine. Jeanna survived rabies thanks to an innovative and desperate treatment tried out on her by Dr. Rodney Willougby.





Kill Me to Cure Me (Medical Documentary) - Real Stories

Pioneering surgeons have developed a way of putting patients into a state of “suspended animation.” By draining some of the blood from their body and cooling it until their heart stops, they induce clinical death. This gives them a window of opportunity to operate on the brain without massive blood loss.



.Medical investigation



The Boy with the Strange Stare

Ever since Landyn Withrow was born, his parents have known there is something wrong with him. He always looks up to the ceiling; has fits of vomiting, crying, stiffening up, and clenching his hands and feet; and has developmental delays. After going through several doctors, one doctor finally realizes that Landyn has a rare disorder.





My 40 Year Old Child - Nicky Freeman

Gabby Williams is 8 years old but looks like a three-month old baby. She isn't aging, and no one knows why. The Williams along with a handful of other families are facing the unknown when battling.



2 - Discussion panel

  • opinion about the documentary

  • What did you learn from this medical issue

  • Would you like to be part of the medical team on the documentary

  • Would you solve it differently

3 - Suggesting a Documentary

  • Make students suggest a documentary for the next movie day

  • Making sure the documentary is suitable by the library 

College of Nursing - Jeddah
King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences
P.O. Box. 9515 Jeddah 21423, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Phone: +966 12 224-6666

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