After an eye opening series as to the capabilities of the human body, Dr Watson presents the final episode in the series of BBC Two’s Incredible Medicine: Dr Weston’s Casebook.
Tonight we meet Tal Golesworthy, an engineer with an extraordinary story. With faulty connective tissue in his body, he has spent every day knowing that the main blood vessel to his heart – his aorta – could burst at any time. Rather than opting for the surgery, Tal has devoted his time to investing his own device that will fix his heart.
Also in this episode the story of a toddler whose bones were repaired before he was even born and a girl whose immune system attacked her own brain.
If this isn’t inspiring enough we meet a man who can taste words and find out how his condition is helping develop new ways to enable blind people to navigate and even recognise colours. And witness how a man who was immobilised by MS but can now cycle and scuba-dive thanks to a new treatment that has reversed his disease.
Incredible Medicine: Dr Weston’s Casebook, Wednesday, 9pm – BBC Two