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    Book Discussion on Breaking Ground

    Louis Sullivan talked about his memoir, Breaking Ground: My Life in Medicine. His career included founding and then leading the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, and serving as…

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    Cancer Research

    Representative Fred Upton (R-MI) talked about clinical cancer research.

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    Role of Physician Assistants

    John McGinnity talked about the role physician assistants play in the U.S. health care system and how that would change as the nation faces a doctor shortage in the coming years. He…

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    After Words with Atul Gawande

    Atul Gawande talked about his book, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, in which he argues that with all that medical science can solve in the modern era, it should be…

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    Book Discussion on Dr. Mutter's Marvels

    Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz talked about her book, Dr. Mutter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine, in which she recounts the life…

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    Physician Shortage in the U.S.

    Dr. Atul Grover talked about the shortage of physicians in the U.S. and the possible effect on patient health. He also discussed a report from the Institute of Medicine that…

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    U.S. Government Human Radiation Experiments

    University of Michigan History of Medicine Professor Dr. Joel Howell talked about U.S. Government Human Radiation Experiments during the Cold War. This class was from a course…

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    Biomedical Innovation

    Officials from the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and the University of Michigan Medical School testified on the state of biomedical innovation and the…

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    Book Discussion on Revolutionary Medicine

    Jeanne Abrams talked about her book, Revolutionary Medicine: The Founding Fathers and Mothers in Sickness and in Health, in which she discusses health, illness and medical treatment during…

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    Book Discussion on The Kidney Sellers

    Sigrid Fry-Revere talked about her book, The Kidney Sellers: A Journey of Discovery in Iran, in which she explores the ethics and politics surrounding the selling of human organs. She…

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    Orthopedic Medicine in Civil War New York

    Dr. David B. Levine, author, historian and orthopedic surgeon emeritus at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, talked about medical care during the Civil War era, when…

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    Book Discussion on The Hippocratic Myth

    Professor M. Gregg Bloche talked about his book, The Hippocratic Myth: Why Doctors Are Under Pressure to Ration Care, Practice Politics, and Compromise Their Promise to Heal, in which he…

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    Book Discussion on Heart

    Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his longtime cardiologist, Jonathan Reiner, talked about their book, Heart: An American Medical Odyssey, in which they discuss Mr. Cheney’s…

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    Mental Health Research at the National Institutes of Health

    Dr. Thomas Insel talked about advances in mental health research and treatment. Topics included the disparity between the treatment of medical illnesses and mental health issues,…

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    Cancer Research at the National Institutes of Health

    Dr. Harold Varmus talked about advances in cancer research, funding for research, the method used for allocating funds to the various types of cancer, and the possibility that…

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    Human Genome Research at the National Institutes of Health

    Dr. Eric Green talked about the state of human genome research and the changes it was bringing to medical treatment in the U.S. br/ The majority of the December 6, 2013,…

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    Infectious Disease Research at the National Institutes of Health

    Dr. Anthony Fauci talked about the status of efforts to find a cure for the HIV/AIDS virus, outbreaks of meningitis across the U.S., and the impact of sequestration budget cuts on…

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    Mission and Role of the National Institutes of Health

    Dr. Francis Collins talked about the mission and role of the National Institutes of Health, its medical research priorities, and the impact of sequestration budget cuts on the agency…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the legacy of former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died the previous day at the age of 95. br/ The program concluded with a…

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    Q&A with Hassan Tetteh

    Dr. Hassan Tetteh talked about his book, Gifts of the Heart, a fictional story of a military physician in Afghanistan. He suggested that portions of his life story are mirrored…

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