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The Resource Pain, pus & poison, A BBC Open University partnership ; produced and directed by Alex Freeman, Ben Crichton, and Giles Harrison ; series producer, Steve Crabtree, (DVD)

Pain, pus & poison, A BBC Open University partnership ; produced and directed by Alex Freeman, Ben Crichton, and Giles Harrison ; series producer, Steve Crabtree, (DVD)

Label
Pain, pus & poison
Title
Pain, pus & poison
Statement of responsibility
A BBC Open University partnership ; produced and directed by Alex Freeman, Ben Crichton, and Giles Harrison ; series producer, Steve Crabtree
Title variation
  • Pain, pus and poison
  • Story of medicine, pain, pus and poison
  • Pain, pus & poison:
Title variation remainder
the search for modern medicines
Contributor
Director
Distributor
Host
Production company
Television director
Television producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • Dr. Michael Mosley shows how drugs have revolutionized medicine and changed the course of human history. Unfolding over a period of 200 years, it's an extraordinary tale of daring, self-experimentation, revelation, genius, and outright luck. In three episodes, Mosley recounts how humans have learned to fight back against disease and death
  • Pain: Pain has a profound effect on our bodies - when we are experiencing it, millions of nerve cells deep within our brains are firing, telling us 'it hurts' - and for centuries the challenge has been to find something that will lessen or even switch off these sensations to bring us relief. Dr. Mosley discovers just what pain is, why we want to control it and how we ultimately did it when the discovery of morphine, the world's first pharmaceutical, at the beginning of the 19th century led to a 200-year journey of scientific breakthrough, discovery and self-experimentation
  • Pus: Infection can take over the entire human body and if our immune systems aren't strong enough we will die - in fact, infectious disease has regularly wiped out millions of people across the planet. Dr. Mosley explores our earliest attempts to tackle infection and reveals the moment we began to harness the power of microbes to fight back. This is the story of how scientists, chemists and doctors helped us win the battle, from Louis Pasteur to Howard Florey, and how a small team of dedicated men and women wiped out one of mankind's deadliest diseases - smallpox
  • Poison: Dr. Mosley looks at poisons, exploring the turning points when scientists went from finding antidotes to poisons to applying poisons as a cure - celebrating the eccentrics and mavericks whose breakthroughs were to pave the way for some of the most striking treatments of modern medicine. Of the medicines explored in this series, those that are derived from poisons are perhaps the most extraordinary. The story of turning poisons into medicines encompasses the planet's most deadly substances, in which we turned killers into cures
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director, Ben Crichton, Alex Freeman, Giles Harrison
Dewey number
610.9
Language note
English audio with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
R131
LC item number
.S76 2014
PerformerNote
Host, Michael Mosley
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Freeman, Alex
  • Crabtree, Steve
  • Crichton, Ben
  • Harrison, Giles
  • Mosley, Michael
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Open University
  • Athena (Firm)
  • RLJ Entertainment
Runtime
156
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical industry
Technique
live action
Label
Pain, pus & poison, A BBC Open University partnership ; produced and directed by Alex Freeman, Ben Crichton, and Giles Harrison ; series producer, Steve Crabtree, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Documentary
  • "Broadcast in the U.K. as Pain, pus & poison : the search for modern medicines."
  • Originally broadcast in three parts, October 2013, on the BBC network
  • Program content: ©2013
  • Special features: "Seven wonders of the microbe world"; viewer's guide
Accompanying material
1 viewer's guide (13 pages : illustrations, maps ; 15 cm)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn874052759
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
2 videodiscs (approximately 156 min.)
Isbn
9781621721734
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
054961217397
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • AMP-2173
  • 11060158
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)874052759
System details
DVD; NTSC; widescreen presentation; Dolby digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Pain, pus & poison, A BBC Open University partnership ; produced and directed by Alex Freeman, Ben Crichton, and Giles Harrison ; series producer, Steve Crabtree, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Documentary
  • "Broadcast in the U.K. as Pain, pus & poison : the search for modern medicines."
  • Originally broadcast in three parts, October 2013, on the BBC network
  • Program content: ©2013
  • Special features: "Seven wonders of the microbe world"; viewer's guide
Accompanying material
1 viewer's guide (13 pages : illustrations, maps ; 15 cm)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn874052759
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
2 videodiscs (approximately 156 min.)
Isbn
9781621721734
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
054961217397
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • AMP-2173
  • 11060158
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)874052759
System details
DVD; NTSC; widescreen presentation; Dolby digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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