Blood & Guts: A History Of Surgery

Spare Parts

Season 1, Episode 3 of 5

Michael Mosley provides an insight into transplant surgery, revealing how the rates of success for the practice have increased considerably as knowledge of the human immune system has evolved. The presenter learns about French neo-Nazi Alexis Carrell, who invented a surgical stitch that made it possible to sew blood vessels together. He also meets New Zealander Clint Hallam, who received the world's first transplanted hand.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
5/18/2010
9 p.m.
5/19/2010
2 a.m.
11/29/2011
9 p.m.
11/30/2011
2 a.m.
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