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UCL medicine man goes wild - lecture tonight

28 January 2008


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  • In a lecture tonight Dr Alex van Tulleken (UCL Centre for International Health & Development) and his twin brother Chris will describe their work as doctors who visit different cultures around the world to investigate varied approaches to medicine.

    They are featured in a new documentary series which began on Channel 4 last week. 'Medicine Men Go Wild' followed the brothers visiting the Biaka pygmies in the Congo basin rainforests, to see how they survive using natural remedies in an area known for its deadly diseases. Forthcoming episodes will see them travelling to the Arctic, the Andean foothills and Asia.

    The philosophy behind the series is that there is much that the west can learn from other societies' approaches to the body, health and medicine, and that western medicine does not necessarily have all the answers.

    The lecture is at 5pm, 28 January 2008, in the Kennedy Lecture Theatre, UCL Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH.

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