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Duration: 59 minutes

War drives innovation and in this series, Michael Mosley travels from the frontline of war to the frontline of research to uncover the medical breakthroughs that are coming out of current conflicts.

The first episode takes Michael to Camp Bastion hospital in Afghanistan to find out how medics have achieved the highest survival rate in the history of warfare. And in A&E departments in the USA, he looks at the latest medical advances that could save thousands of lives both on and off the battlefield.

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Thu 24 Nov 2011 00:50 BBC Two Northern Ireland only

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  • Plastic surgeon operates on a patient in Afghanistan

    Plastic surgeon operates on a patient in Afghanistan

    Plastic surgeon, Surgeon Commander Rory Rikkard operates on a patient in Camp Bastion field hospital in Afghanistan.

  • BBC TV blog

    BBC TV blog

    "The cost of this war, for civilians and military, has been exceptionally high.

    But I do believe some good will come out of so much suffering and because of what we've learnt, future lives will be saved."

    Read Michael Mosley's post on the BBC TV blog


Michael Mosley
Executive Producer
Jane Aldous


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