How to Rid the World of All Known Diseases is a sketch that appears in "Mr and Mrs Brian Norris' Ford Popular," the twenty-eighth episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus.


On a Blue Peter-style set of the show 'How to Do It', Noel, Jackie and Alan (Graham Chapman, Eric Idle and John Cleese) sit casually patting a dog.

Last week, they showed the audience how to become a gynaecologist. This week, they will show you how to play the flute, how to split an atom, how to construct a box girder bridge, how to irrigate the Sahara Desert and make vast new areas of land cultivatable.

Jackie tells the audience how to rid the world of all known diseases: become a doctor, get really famous, tell the other doctors what to do so there'll be no more disease.

Noel says next week they'll be showing how black and white people can live together in peace and harmony, and Alan will show how to reconcile the Russians and the Chinese.

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