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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. The majority of the December 6, 2013, “Washington…

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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. The program concluded with a video…

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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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    Book Discussion on Life at the Speed of Light

    J. Craig Venter talked about his book, Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life, in which he discusses the field of bioengineering and the impact it…

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    Book Discussion on God's Hotel

    Victoria Sweet talked about her book, God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine, in which she chronicles the history of San Francisco’s Laguna…

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    Book Discussion on Pandemics

    Peter Doherty talked about his book, Pandemics: What Everyone Needs to Know, in which he discusses the history of pandemics and examples of current ones (SARS, H1N1, and HIV). He also…

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    Book Discussion on Brotherhood

    Deepak and Sanjiv Chopra talked about their book, Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream, in which they recount their immigration to the United States, their entry into the…

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    Book Discussion on Phantom Pain

    Ansley Herring Wegner talked about her book, Phantom Pain: North Carolina’s Artificial-Limbs Program for Confederate Veterans, in which she examines North Carolina’s program to…

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    Microbe Research

    Richard Connitt talked about his Smithsonian Magazine article, “The Body Eclectic,” on microbe research., and he responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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