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Episode description: Three stories from history set the promise of genetics and medical technology against the question: "Why does medicine have to lose the person to cure the body?" Topics include 16th-century anatomist Andreas Vesalius, whose book The Composition of the Human Body revolutionized medicine; Mary Shelley's dream of Frankenstein as it embodies the ancient myth of forbidden knowledge; and Nobel laureates James Watson and Francis Crick, who likely began their probe of the architecture of DNA over sausages and beer at Cambridge's Eagle Pub. [cc]

Series Information: The Nobel Legacy

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