Pain, Pus and Poison: Episode 2

Episode 2 can be seen tonight 9:00pm BBC Four – This series features our very own scorpions!!!

In this episode Michael Mosley investigates man’s earliest attempts to tackle infection and reveals how microbes are used to fight against disease. The programme also examines how scientists, chemists and doctors, from Louis Pasteur to Howard Florey, each contributed to these medical breakthroughs, and there is a look at the eradication of Smallpox. Watch the preview here: