Man Who Saved a Million Brains, The
*WINNER* ATOM AWARDS 2006 - Best Documentary Science, Technology and the Environment
Imagine a disease so bizarre it curses entire towns with cretinism. Imagine a condition that causes the IQ of entire nations to plummet from 110 points to a mentally retarded 85. Imagine that the same medical nightmare creates deafness, shrunken and deformed skeletons, and manufactures monstrous growths that protrude from its victim's bodies. It is a disease that is re-emerging in Australia.
This award winning documentary looks at the work of Professor Cres Eastman, a world-renowned endocrinologist, who has spent the past 20 years fighting Iodine Deficiency Disorder in the remotest parts of Tibet. The 2006 AMA Excellence in Health Care Award was awarded to Professor Eastman. Recently retired as the Director of the Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Professor Eastman won the award for his demonstrated achievement in health care service to Australia and to humanity at large, especially in China, Tibet and the Asia Pacific.
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