Tony Robinson's Gods and Monsters

Disease

Series 1 - Episode 3 Disease

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Summary

The presenter learns how people in the past believed demons, sprites and God were to blame for disease, and sought cures in prayer, potions and magic. He tries to re-create a horrifying surgical procedure from the Stone Age that involved making a hole in a skull to provide an escape route for evil spirits, and finds out whether being immersed in the blood of slaughtered animals can lead to a miraculous recovery from illness.
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