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People Without Voices

Dr Alexander van Tulleken, of Channel 4's Medicine Men Go Wild, will be covering issues in indigenous medicine and culture, including the fragility of the many cultures that he encountered in filming the programme.

The Biaka people of the central African forests are often killed by security guards protecting wildlife, though many species of monkey out number the Biaka. The Ashenica Shamen of Peru have been all but exterminated by the terrorist guerrillas “The Shining Path”. The Chuckchi of Russia are being poisoned by persistent organic pollutants in the whales and walruses that are their main source of food.

In this talk for Medsin UCL, Dr Alex van Tulleken will be covering issues in indigenous medicine and culture that he couldn’t cover in the TV programme, including the fragiility of the many cultures that he encountered in filming the programme.

Dr Alexander van Tulleken, honorary lecturer on UCL's intercalated BSc in international health, stars with his twin brother Christoffer in "Medicine Men Go Wild", a major new Channel 4 series.

The series has seen the doctors immerse themselves in radically different cultures in four of the most extreme places on earth. The twins explore the world of tribal medicine, and experiment with body mutilation, hallucinogenic plants, toxic potions
and Shamainsm.


Dr Alex Van Tulleken | talks | www


Date and Time:

12 February 2008 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Lecture Theatre G03
Bedford Way Building
26 Bedford Way
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Medsin UCL
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