"Lindbergh; American Nazi?" chronicles Charles Lindbergh's efforts to save his dying sister-in-law by combining his engineering knowledge with that of Dr. Alexis Carrel, the partnership leads Lindbergh to questionable thoughts on eugenics."Suicide Song" is the tale of a song so powerful it was linked to many suicides in the 1930's Hungary. "Living Organ Donor" tells of an extraordinary accident that left Alexis St Martin at the hands of physician William Beaumont, a man who saw an amazing opportunity - but at what cost?
"Doctor Lobotomy" is the grisly story of the beginning of what is today known as lobotomy - the brainchild of neurologist Egas Moniz. "Killed By Kindness" is the tragic tale of George Price and an equation that was to change his life forever. "Voodoo Rx" the power of religion - can mere belief be strong enough to kill?"
"Resurrection Row" Dr Robert Cornish, a child prodigy, devises a way to cheat death but his only willing test-subject is a death row inmate with everything on the line but is society ready for his experiments? "Operation Brainwash" - In order to help his troubled psychiatric patients, Ewen Cameron devises a number of methods to manipulate the brain that attracts the attention of the CIA. " Rabid Roulette" is the unnerving story of Louis Pasteur and the fight against rabies - how far would you go to save countless of lives, would you put your career on the line?
Brain surgery creates a perfect amnesiac who can't remember his own life from day to day. A scientists goes to extremes to prove his theory and save lives. A tiny slip testing the core of an A-bomb releases a deadly blast of radiation.
Fritz Haber feeds the world and murders it with the same technology. Contaminated heroin freezes addicts like statues. The cure uses fetal brain cells. An actress forsees cell-phones & wi-fi but is too beautiful to be taken seriously. John Noble hosts.
The Stanford Prison Experiment, one of the most notorious in the history of science. A doctor takes a lethal dose of cocaine as a medical experiment. A dentist tries to bomb Japan with tiny bombs carried by millions of bats.
US government experiments illegally on black men with syphilis for 40 years. N-Rays transformed physics in France. Until they turned out not to exist. 9 skiers found dead with strange injuries. Hypothermia? Quarrel? Weapon? Or worse? John Noble hosts.
A chemical that speeds up the flowering process in soybeans turns into a weapon during Vietnam. Be Franklin investigates Fraz Mesmer's cure for animal magnetism, which turns out to be hypnotism. Dr Albert Geyser invents a deadly new beauty treatment.
Musical genius creates a piece of spy technology; Wendell Johnson turns his stutter into a research topic, but it takes a twist when he experiments on orphans; Dr. John Ziegler introduces steroids to athletes.
Jose Delgado begins to discover how to electronically control the mind. A doctor at Edinburgh University doesn't ask any questions when two men begin supplying him with fresh human cadavers. Scientist Phillip Lenard leads a vendetta against Einstein.
A Pavlov student repeats this experiment on orphans to prove that they are nothing more than animals. In 2001 red rain falls in India; it seems to be filled with biological cells. A glow in the dark paint used during WWI contains a deadly ingredient.
One man combined the occult and rockets to produce the technology that underpinned Mutually Assured Destruction. A skull found in 1912 seems to solve Darwin's puzzle of where we came from. Mary Mallon infects hundreds with typhoid despite being healthy.