Think you kw your Smallpox from your Bubonic Plague? Try testing your kwledge of the history of medicine! a) What did the Ancient Egyptians treat with powdered ostrich egg? b) How did body snatchers help 19th-century medical students? c) Why did the Ancient Romans recommend drinking wee? ANSWERS: Dive in and find out! Dr Chris and Dr Xand draw back the bed curtains of history to take you on a tour of the body, revealing the gruesome secrets of medicine through the ages.
Dr Chris and Xand van Tulleken grew up in London and trained in medicine at Oxford University, graduating in 2002. They have combined NHS work with global health work and television appearing in Blizzard: Race to the Pole, Medicine Men and Medicine Men Go Wild, and in January 2014 appeared on Horizon. Operation Ouch! is their first series for children.