NOVA

Season 13 Episode 15

The Case of the Frozen Addict

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Feb 18, 1986 on PBS
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The Case of the Frozen Addict
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The Case of the Frozen Addict traces the unusual medical case of a paralyzed 42-year-old in San Jose, California. In this "NOVA" episode, doctors first think the patient's inability to move or talk was due to Parkinson's disease. They eventually realize that synthetic heroin has caused symptoms similar to degenerative nerve disorder, which could help develop a medical breakthrough for the disease.moreless

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