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Michael Mosley explores the link between war and medical research. How have medics in Afghanistan achieved the highest survival rate in the history of warfare?

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

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  • Carl Harms

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Role Contributor
Presenter Michael Mosley
Executive Producer Jane Aldous


  • Sun 20 Nov 2011 21:00
  • Thu 24 Nov 2011 00:20
  • Thu 24 Nov 2011 00:50