Science of Shamanism

A crisis is brewing in world health. It's not AIDS or Malaria . . . it's tuberculosis. This ancient killer receives little attention or funding from governments or foundations, but it kills two million people a year worldwide. Its causes, progress, treatment and cure, is stubbornly resistant to drug therapies. It remains a troubling mystery to health providers..

Dr. Scott Franzblau is director of the Institute for Tuberculosis Research at the University of Illinois. Inspired by the work of Jeremy Narby, shamanism and plant medicines, his quest takes him deep into the jungles of Peru, on a journey which may unlock the mysteries of nature in the hope that it will help him find a cure for Tuberculosis.