The Body in Question (1978– )

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Jonathan Miller ...
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Brilliant history of medicine for the interested layman.
16 February 2007 | by (near Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

It has been years since I've seen any of the episodes of Jonathan Miller's "The Body in Question", yet my memory of this series fondly lingers.

It's an examination of our changing knowledge of medicine over the ages. Miller takes us around the world, and explains in clear language just what went on. His sense of humour is sharp and ever-present, and is in the same vein as his "Beyond the Fringe" days.

Particularly interesting is a segment in the first episode, in which Miller walks the streets of London asking questions such as "How big is your heart?" "Where is your spleen?" "How would you die if your pancreas stopped working?".

Miller later (?) released a companion book. I'm waiting anxiously for this series to be released on DVD.


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