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Health before the NHS: A Medical Revolution

Episode 2 of 10

Robert Winston explores the extraordinary transformation of the hospital from Victorian workhouse to modern centre of medicine.

The Robert Winston-narrated mini-series concludes with the story of hospitals. At the beginning of the 20th century these were forbidding places very much to be avoided - a last resort for the destitute rather than places you would go to get better. Using unique archive footage from an era when infectious disease was virtually untreatable and powerful first-hand accounts from patients, doctors and nurses, the programme explores the extraordinary transformation of the hospital from Victorian workhouse to modern centre of medicine.

1 hour

Credits

Role Contributor
Narrator Robert Winston
Producer Nariman Massoumi
Director Nariman Massoumi
Executive Producer Michael Poole

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