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The BBC Reith lectures: The problem of hubris

December 17th, 2014

Episode 74 of 452 episodes

Aging and death are the great unfixable problems in life and healthcare. The reluctance of society and medical institutions to recognise the limits of what professionals can do is producing widespread suffering. But research is revealing how this can change.

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