Timeshift: Health Before the NHS - A Medical Revolution

Series 12 - Episode 2 Timeshift: Health Before the NHS - A Medical Revolution

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Summary

The documentary exploring health care before the arrival of the NHS concludes, revealing how Victorian hospitals - often seen as a last resort for the destitute rather than a place of healing - transformed into the modern centres of medicine they have become today. Includes archive footage and first-hand accounts from patients, doctors and nurses from an era when infectious disease was virtually untreatable. Narrated by Robert Winston.
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