4 Extra Debut. Surgeon Iain Hutchison discovers that techniques to reconstruct the nose date from third century BC in South Asia. From 2009.
Five scientists look back to their ancient forebears and examine how much of that early knowledge still stands the test of time.
Iain Hutchison, Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, discovers that the nasal reconstructive techniques he uses today date back to third century BC in South Asia.
A school of surgery - The Sushruta - grew up on the banks of the river Ganges to help victims of punishment who'd had their noses sliced off.
Producer: Erika Wright
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009
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