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2 - A Window into the Gut

Tim Hayward peers through a window into the gut, to tell the story of a case that changed medical history.

Tim Hayward journeys through the bowels of history, exploring our changing relationship with the human gut.

The complex mysterious workings of our stomach and intestines have long fascinated us. In this episode, Tim peers through a window into the gut and tells a story of a case that changed medical history. Featuring stomach-churning experiments, intestinal surgery - and big black ants.

With historian of health Elsa Richardson and medical writer Thomas Morris.

Written and presented by Tim Hayward
Produced by Rich Ward
Series consultant: Elsa Richardson
A Somethin Else’ production for BBC Radio 4

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14 minutes