Michael Mosley: Medical Mavericks

March 2020
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Season 1 Episode 4 - Beating Infection

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Michael Mosley highlights some of the self-experimenters who were at the vanguard in the fight against microbes, until relatively recently an invisible and unknown enemy. Some microbes are harmless while others cause some of the most-deadly diseases on the planet. These pioneering scientists and set out to identify the cau...
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Season 1 Episode 3 - Diet And Disease

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A great deal of what we do know today about the relationship between health and diet came from pioneering doctors experimenting on themselves. Michael Mosley looks at some of the medical mavericks who risked their own health in their quest for knowledge - part of the continuing search for the key to a long and healthy life.
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Season 1 Episode 2 - Discovering Vaccines

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Thanks to the medical mavericks of the past, diseases such as rabies and typhoid can now be prevented or cured, and others such as polio are now close to eradication. Michael looks at the self-experimenters and scientists who took enormous risks by injecting themselves with potentially deadly cocktails of animal tissue and...
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Season 1 Episode 1 - Anaesthesia

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Michael looks at some of those who took enormous risks but whose discoveries transformed medicine and surgery - the pioneers of anaesthetics.
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