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Pain, Pus and Poison

What doesn't kill you can make you stronger. Science has unlocked the human body, enabling us to survive diseases and infections. We've gone from finding antidotes to using the poisons themselves as a cure; the most poisonous toxin known to man - Botulinum - is now used as an Anti-wrinkle drug called Botox. Scorpion venom is even being tested for the treatment of life threatening diseases. Favorite public television presenter Michael Mosley is our guide to the fascinating series.

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Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 - 8:00 PM    "Pus" Infection can take over the entire human body to the point of death, while infectious disease has regularly wiped out millions of people worldwide. Dr. Michael Mosley explores the earliest attempts to tackle infection to tell the story of how scientists, chemists and doctors help win the battle from Louis Pasteur to Howard Florey. He shows how a small dedicated team wipes out one of mankind's deadliest diseases - smallpox. Part 2 of 3 G
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