Pain, Pus and Poison: The Search for Modern Medicines

Pain, Pus and Poison: The Search for Modern Medicines

Michael Mosley tells the story of the creation of our most useful and valuable drugs.

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About Michael

About Michael
Michael Mosley studied medicine in London and qualified as a doctor but for the last 25 years he’s been working as a documentary maker and an award winning science journalist.

His programmes have won an RTS, an EMMY and he was named 'medical journalist of the year' by the British Medical Association for a ground breaking programme on Helicobacter pylori.

As well as Pain, Pus and Poison, Michael’s recent series include Inside the Human Body, The Story of Science and Blood and Guts: A History of Surgery. He’s also a regular presenter on The One Show and Horizon.

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The drugs derived from deadly poisons

The drugs derived from deadly poisons

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