Frontline Medicine (2011): Part 01 – Survival


Michael Mosley travels from the frontline of war to the frontline of research to uncover the medical breakthroughs that are coming out of current conflicts.


Michael Mosley investigates how modern warfare has accelerated the development of medical innovations, beginning at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, where medics have achieved the highest survival rates in the history of military combat. He also visits hospitals across America to witness technological advances that have the potential to save the lives of thousands of civilians and soldiers. Michael Mosley discovers that, though the warzones of Afghanistan have the highest survival rate in the history of combat, many soldiers and civilians still suffer from severe, life-changing injuries. He examines how medical technology is helping them rebuild their lives through advances including mind-controlled prosthetics, face transplants and spare body parts.

Part 01: Survival

Michael Mosley looks at the medical advances driven by the conflict in Afghanistan.

Production & Filming Details

  • Presenter(s): Michael Mosley.
  • Director(s): Paul Overton and Neil Ferguson.
  • Producer(s): Paul Overton, Blythe Tinker, and Jane Aldous.
  • Music: Carl Harms.
  • Cinematography: Daniel B. Gold and Andrew Thompson.
  • Editor(s): John McAvoy.
  • Production: BBC.
  • Distributor(s): BBC Two.
  • Release Date: 20 November 2011 and 27 November 2011.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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