In little more than a lifetime medical care has changed beyond all recognition—A Picture of Health is the story of how it happened, told first hand by the patients, doctors, surgeons and nurses who were there.
In the second episode, presenter Larry Lamb and guests revisit a time when matron ruled the roost, and shows how Britain's love of cigarettes went up in smoke. With Christopher Timothy and Miriam Stoppard.
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A Picture of Health will be broadcast on Tuesday 28 February at 9:15am on BBC One. For more information, visit the BBC website.
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