Blood & Guts: A History Of Surgery

Fixing Faces

Season 1, Episode 4 of 5

Michael Mosley investigates the history of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, revealing how it was practised more than 2,600 years ago in India. The presenter also looks at unusual treatments, including the use of hot wax, which had disastrous consequences for socialite Gladys Deacon. He then examines the development of plastic surgery during the world wars, and surgeon Peter Butler talks about the possibility of full face transplants

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
5/25/2010
9 p.m.
5/26/2010
2 a.m.
10/11/2011
9 p.m.
10/12/2011
2 a.m.
10/16/2011
6 p.m.
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