A Matter of Life & Death
This 4-part documentary chronicles 5,000 years in the history of medicine, telling the story of those "magic moments" of groundbreaking discovery along with the "dark hours" when medicine takes a turn in the wrong direction.
From the struggles and triumphs against such deadly killers as smallpox, tuberculosis and the plague through the contemporary challenges of deadly new viruses, this fascinating and informative documentary is filled with tales of courageous doctors breaking social taboos and performing risky experiments in which they put their own lives in jeopardy.
Each part depicts one of the four periods of human life from infancy to old age and is filled with tales of how the typical medical challenges of that stage have been treated since the dawn of medicine.
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