Blood & Guts: A History Of Surgery

Bloody Beginnings

Season 1, Episode 5 of 5

Michael Mosley explores how four surgical breakthroughs revolutionised modern medicine. He joins Dr Alice Roberts to take part in a human dissection and learns about the first attempts to understand human anatomy. He also investigates the discovery of a method for preventing blood loss, the introduction of the use of chloroform and the pioneers in the area of fighting infection.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
6/1/2010
9 p.m.
6/2/2010
2 a.m.
10/25/2011
9 p.m.
10/26/2011
2 a.m.
10/30/2011
6 p.m.
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