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Might well be worth a watch. :)

SCIENTIFIC DOCUMENTARY: Pain, Pus and Poison: The Search for Modern Medicines
On: BBC 4 (9)
Date: Thursday 3rd October 2013 (starting in 1 hour and 2 minutes)
Time: 21:00 to 22:00 (1 hour long)

Pain. Episode 1.
Three-part series in which Dr Michael Mosley tells the story of how scientists learned to use the world around us to heal our bodies and conquer the common afflictions of pain, pus and poison. Pain has a profound effect on our bodies - when we are experiencing it, millions of nerve cells deep within our brains are firing, telling us 'it hurts' - and for centuries the challenge has been to find something that will lessen or even switch off these sensations to bring us relief. Michael discovers just what pain is, why we want to control it and how we ultimately did it when the discovery of morphine, the world's first pharmaceutical, at the beginning of the 19th century led to a 200-year journey of scientific breakthrough, discovery and self experimentation.
(Editor's Choice, Stereo, New Series, Widescreen, Subtitles)
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Sounds interesting. Thanks Dabs :thumb:



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Just finished watching it, excellent programme, the sort of thing that only the BBC does well.

Lots of things in there which I didn't know previously. Though will probably have forgotten most in three days time. :)

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