Was HIV Around Decades Before Anyone Noticed?
- 3m 2s
Dr. Dirk Teuwen travels to the Congo to get tissue samples from the 1960s. If they test positive for HIV, we may be one step closer to discovering the devastating disease's origins.
How a Diphtheria Outbreak Spawned the Iditarod
- 2m 30s
Each year, mushers drive a pack of 16 dogs through the rough wilderness between Anchorage and Nome in honor of a famous Alaska medical emergency.
Why the 1918 Spanish Flu Probably Didn't Originate in Spain
Despite its name, the Spanish Flu almost certainly didn't originate in Spain. In fact, it appears to have originated on the Midwestern prairies of Kansas.
Why the U.S. Was Distracted From Tackling the Spanish Flu
- 3m 34s
By the summer of 1918, the Spanish Flu was claiming American casualties in the hundreds. But the U.S. government's official position was to not comment.
President Roosevelt's War on Polio
From: A Shot to Save the World
- 2m 19s
The March of Dimes was founded by President Roosevelt in 1938 in order to fund the development of a cure for polio - a disease he had himself.
How Disease Plundered the German Army Ranks
- 1m 52s
In the winter of 1941, Hitler's Wehrmacht trudges towards Moscow. But before they can face Stalin's Red Army, they must first battle an early cold front and rampant disease.
How Philadelphia City Officials Helped the Spanish Flu Take Hold
- 1m 54s
In 1918, against the advice of health experts, the city of Philadelphia went ahead with a scheduled parade. Within weeks, the Spanish Flu had become a public health disaster, eventually killing over 15,000 people.
The Gruesome Reality of Civil War Medicine
From: Civil War 360: The Union
- 3m 3s
During the Civil War, battlefield injuries often meant infection, amputation, and surgeries performed by inexperienced doctors.
- 71 Episodes
Grab your ticket for a scenic cross-country flight, from the mountains to the prairies, and from sea to shining sea.
A Shot to Save the World
Discover how Jonas Salk, The March of Dimes, and a resolute nation ran against the tide of medical wisdom to defeat polio.
Civil War 360
- 3 Episodes
Take a journey back in time and immerse yourself in a 150-year-old battle of The Civil War -- from the perspectives of the Union and the Confederacy -- that nearly split our nation in two.
America's Hidden Stories
- 8 Episodes
Modern historians uncover new truths about America’s most iconic moments.
Apocalypse: The Second World War
- 6 Episodes
More than six hundred hours of video taken by front-line soldiers have been restored in full-color high definition.
The Rise of the Killer Virus
Look beyond myths and misconceptions about AIDS and discover the surprising truth about its origins.