The word medicine is derived from the Latin “ars medicina”,meaning the art of healing.

Through observation and meticulous study of various stagesof health, mankind discovered that there was a number of ways in which healthcould be affected and an equal number of ways in which that could be remedied.That was the birth of medicine, a science or a practice of the diagnosis,treatment, and prevention of disease. It encompasses a variety of health carepractices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention andtreatment of illness.

From the historical perspective, the first written record onmedicine dates back to the ancient Egypt, Babylon, Greece and China. The Greekphysician Hippocrates is considered to be the father of medicine and heintroduced the Hippocrates Oath, which is taken by present day physicians aswell. Egyptian priest Imhotep was the first physician in history recorded byname. There Edwin Smith Papyrus contains the information on certain surgicalprocedures that were preformed around 1500 BCE.

Since that time medicine has constantly evolved, growingmore efficient in treating various conditions in humans but also in otherspecies as well. Present day medicine has different branches of specializationand all of them can be divided into two major categories: medicine and surgery.

The documentaries and video materials compiled in thiscategory are concerned with medical issues in general along with the progressof medicine in terms of new discoveries and treatment methods, health ingeneral and many other accompanying matters.

Discover the link between cannabis and the cure for cancer.Are the two more related than we could ever imagine, and is there a conspiracyto hide that connection from the general population?

Explore the vast universe of micro organisms or microbes, whosenumber in an average person`s body exceeds the current number of people on theplanet.

Is the key to longevity hidden within a simple act offasting? Find out the answer to that question and see the scientific approachto this particular matter. Follow the story of a man who embarks on a 5 days normaland 2 days fasting diet with surprising results.

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Healing Cancer with Cannabis
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"This documentary series by Michael Mosley takes a closer look at the brutal, bloody and precarious history of surgery. This five-part series maps out the history of surgery through its catastrophes a...

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The Boy Who Can Never Grow Old
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Human evolution is believed to have begun about six million years ago. Despite the passage of much time, the amount of diversity between the DNA of all humans is minimal.Some 75,00...

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Do I Drink Too Much?
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Alcohol is one of the most common recreational drugs. And one of the most widely abused. This BBC documentary explores the science of addiction, exploring new advances in science.

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