This movie was received many prize at film festivals.
Now It is releases by a DVD book !!
【title】 Man and Medicine
【specification】 158 x 215 mm (DVD and Book with Box Case)
［DVD：59min./Japanese/NTSC/region codes 2］
【ISBN Number】 978-4-900960-23-7
【price】 \4,500(tax excluded)
【date of issue】 February 19, 2010
【publisher】 ICAM CO., LTD.
This is Theriaca, an omnipotent antidote reportedly originally prepared at the order of the Roman emperor Nero by mixing 66 varieties of drugs.
Drug for homeopathic therapy. Homeopathy is based on the theory of "fighting fire with fire".
An oily substance extracted from a human body.
It was popularly believed that the sick was possessed by a devil spirit and the more the demon abhorred the medicine, the more effective it was.
The University of Padua's anatomical theater where human bodies were dissected.
The dissecting table can be seen in the center.
Since Christendom condemned dissection of the human body as a sacrilegious practice, the anatomists had to perform dissections clandestinely.
Bodies were brought in and taken out
through a water conduit located right under the anatomical theater.
To develop a general anesthetic, Dr. Hanaoka tried out the substances on his own mother and wife who were his willing subjects.
As a result of the experiments, his wife lost eyesight.
Koch's Law states that to establish the specificity of a pathogenic microorganism, it must be present in all cases of the disease. Inoculation of its pure cultures must produce the same disease in animals, and from these it must be again obtained and be propagated in pure cultures.
Japanese bacteriologist Shibasaburo Kitasato and Koch.
Kitasato began studying bacteriology under Koch in 1885.
-Words from Supervisor
-Scenario "Man and Medicine"
-Words from Planning Company
-Abbreviated chronological table
※Booklet is written by Japanese only.
"Relationship between man and medicine have the history for 3,500 years , even if only taken up the record has been left. Moreover, there were about 700 kinds of drugs listed in the ancient Egyptian Ebers that said to be the oldest record. The list was already included a number of modern medicine. It goes without saying that the relationship with drugs could be more go back. Humans invented medicine with regional peculiarities of each in the four ancient civilizations. Over time, traffic was opened between each culture, starting the drug trade, leading to the development of drug-making technology. It is widely known that Silk Road spread east and west."
"Today, we have many turning points in all kind of problems surrounding us. It is the time for reconsideration about the spirit of medicine and pharmacology. This film "man and Medicine" talk not only the history of medicine but also the culture we built strenuously, made us think deeply about human nature itself."