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1979   1978  
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Jonathan Miller ...
 Himself - Presenter (13 episodes, 1978-1979)
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Fascinating, profound, provoking
28 November 2013 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

I watched this series first as a teenager, and it was instrumental in my choosing Medicine as a career. - Only to find that Miller had left medicine and moved into Opera Direction! But I remember my fascination with each episodes, my eager waiting for next week's installment, and Miller's wonderfully engaging, brilliant style and depth of knowledge. He leads us through the history of medical knowledge, from the earliest known treatment, through Greek theories of the body's workings, through the Medieval period and onto the explosion of anatomical and physiological investigation in the Renaissance. It's a fascinating story in itself, but Miller illustrates using quotes, architecture, art and archeology. A delight for the mind and heart; the effort of our species to understand our own inner workings is very moving.

A classic in documentaries, and an essential in the History of Medicine

  • and an essential TV documentaries to watch. On one's bucket list.



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