Pain, Pus and Poison: The Search for Modern Medicines is a Scientific Documentary programme.

Pain, Pus and Poison: The Search for Modern Medicines is a 4 star programme

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Pain, Pus and Poison: The Search for Modern Medicines

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. He ends the series with a look at poisons, exploring the turning points when scientists went from finding antidotes to poisons to applying poisons as a cure - celebrating the eccentrics and mavericks whose breakthroughs were to pave the way for some of the most striking treatments of modern medicine. Of the medicines explored in this series, those that are derived from poisons are perhaps the most extraordinary. The story of turning poisons into medicines encompasses the planet's most deadly substances, in which killers were turned into cures. episode 3.

Genre: Scientific Documentary

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

Rating:
4/5 Stars

When is Pain, Pus and Poison: The Search for Modern Medicines next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 4 Tomorrow, 2:00am. See more...

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