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Title Blood And Guts: A History Of Surgery: Into The Brain - Ep 1 Of 5 / Director: Holland, Sadie
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2010
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Summary Today, astonishing surgical breakthroughs are making face transplants, limb transplants and a host of other cutting edge operations possible. But getting to this point has been an extraordinary story of courage and mistakes - stolen corpses, crazy remedies, medical fraud, lobotomised patients - and every now and then, brave and extraordinary advances that have saved millions of lives across the world. Presented by the charismatic and medically trained Michael Mosley, this series is a highly energetic and engaging history of surgery.Episode 1 - Into the BrainLunchtime lobotomies, microchips implanted inside bulls brains, presidential daughters, a lifesaving piece of household wire and CIA-funded research - this is the story of brain surgery. More than any other surgery, operating on the brain - from misguided psychosurgery to pioneering neurosurgery - has taught us who we are. But the most complex organ in the body hides its secrets well, and surgeons have ended up travelling some dark roads on their extraordinary journey to map the human mind. . (From the UK, in English) (Documentary Series) (Part 1 of 5) M CC WS
Event Broadcast 2010-03-23 at 20:30:00
Notes Classification: M
Subject Brain -- Anatomy.
Brain -- Blood-vessels.
Brain -- Effect of drugs on.
Brain -- Surgery.
England -- London.
Form Streaming video
Author Delgado, Jose, contributor
Dougherty, Bob, contributor
El-Hai, Jack, contributor
Freeman, Franklin, contributor
Hariz, Marwan, contributor
Hassell, Tim, cast
Holland, Sadie, director
McEvoy, Andrew, contributor
Monteith, Alasdair, cast
Mosley, Michael, host
Spencer, Dennis, contributor