Pain, Pus and Poison: The Search for Modern Medicines
Health-Medical Documentary hosted by Michael Mosley, published by BBC in 2013 – English narration
Pain, Pus and Poison tells the extraordinary story of how mankind learnt to look at the world around him and use it to heal his body.
Michael Mosley tells the extraordinary story of how the world’s most useful and valuable drugs were created.
This BBC series tells of how our search to cure ourselves of anything from the most common, to the most life threatening of ailments, has led to a profound understanding of chemistry, and how we discovered some of the most widely used products on the planet – pharmaceuticals.
It’s a story of revelation and genius, and a story that ultimately has transformed – and saved – the lives of millions of people across the planet, lives that are now lived longer and healthier than at any time in our history.
A BBC Open University Partnership
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. Dr Michael Mosley 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.
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Published on: Sep 14, 2016 @ 21:12