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The Illness & The Odyssey (Episode #302)

KQED World: Thu, Jun 1, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

A cure for Alzheimer's. A Nobel Prize. An honored place in medical history. All of this hangs in the balance as scientists race to find the cure for a rare disease found on one remote Pacific island. This program tells the story of a deadly, mind-wasting disease that could, potentially, hold the key to solving the riddle of so many other neurological nightmares. It features the renowned neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks and as well as many other luminaries in the field of neuroscience. Based on the book "The Island of the Colorblind" by Dr. Sacks, the film traces the struggle to solve a medical mystery plaguing a native population living on Guam.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 3, 2017 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 1, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
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