Episode 2 · September 25th, 2017 · 24 mins 42 secs

About this Episode


This week we’ll use data on thoracic trauma and ectopic pregnancy to talk about whether Kane from the 1979 movie Alien would have survived his infamous encounter with the Chestburster.


The Movie Itself

To Read for Ectopic Pregnancy

To Read for Chest wounds

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