Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer

Medical Drugs

Episode 2 | 53m 6s  | Video has closed captioning.  | Video has audio description

Learn about the surprisingly recent invention of medicine that combats illness directly, such as antibiotics. From the accidental discovery of penicillin to today’s hunt for antivirals, this history underpins work to find COVID-19 treatments.

Aired: 05/18/21

Expires: 05/17/24

Rating: TV-PG

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