Medical London - City Of Diseases, City Of Cures

For centuries, London was the world's largest city, and a frontline in mankind's battle against disease.

Dr Richard Barnett explores how city life has been shaped by sickness and health.

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0120081201

For centuries, London was the world's largest city, and a frontline in mankind's battle against disease.

Dr Richard Barnett explores how city life has been shaped by sickness and health.Roman advertising and the legacy of leprosy.

Read by Tony Gardner

0220081202

The commercial aspect of treatment and the medical marketplace.

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London has long been associated with conspicuous consumption, but indulgence has its perils.

An exploration of the close-knit relationship between the flesh and its pains and pleasures.

04*20081204

Is distraction of the mind an urban condition? A look at the sick city's attitude to madness.

05 LAST20081205

The river has at different times been a blessing and a curse.

London's geographical location has been both its blessing and its curse.

The river has at different times offered the health hazards of both malarial swamp and open sewer, but it has also been a global trading route bringing exotic commodities and foreign cures.

Read by Tony Gardner