Plagued. Episodes 1 & 2 (A)

Australia, 1992

Film
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Conceived, written and narrated by award winning medical broadcaster, Dr. Norman Swan, this four part series investigates the relationship between history, destiny and disease. “The Origins of disease” investigates, through various case studies, including Korean haemorrhagic fever, shell shock, RSI and heart disease, how new diseases arise. We also discover that some are not diseases at all, but suffering made worse by factors as diverse as medical jargon and management style. “Epidemics: products of progress” takes up the theme that, ironically, throughout history, epidemics have been the results of so-called progress, and that despite medical technology, we are still vulnerable to old and new diseases, such as plague, cholera and AIDS which have the power to change the course of history.

Credits

co-director

Edward Goldwyn

Aviva Ziegler

co-producer

Deanne Edwards

Janet Bell

production company

Channel Four

Film Australia

Goldwyn Associates

Duration

01:44:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1992

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303435

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Cholera

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Diseases

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Diseases - Causes and theories of causation

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Epidemics

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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