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  • Midwifery in the United States
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    Midwifery in the United States

    Midwives have been helping women give birth throughout American history, but over the past 100 years their legal standing and relationship with the medical community has been complicated by…

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  • Michael Pollan Discusses emHow to Change Your Mindem
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    How to Change Your Mind

    Michael Pollan reported on the medical and scientific uses and affects of psychedelic drugs.

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  • emAspergers Childrenem
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    Asperger's Children

    Historian Edith Sheffer recounted how Austrian doctor Hans Asperger, whose work led to a better understanding of autism, was complicit in the deaths of children by the Third Reich.

    786 views
  • Hearing Examines Technologies Aimed at Helping Veterans
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    Medical Technology for Veterans

    Two House subcommittees examined medical technologies designed to help veterans. Some of the innovations include robotic exoskeletons to help veterans walk and a system to monitor those afflicted…

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  • emDoing Harmem
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    Doing Harm

    Feministing editor Maya Dusenbery reported on the barriers women face while seeking medical care.

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  • Hospital Workers in Civil War America
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    Hospital Workers in Civil War America

    Historian and author Jane Schultz discussed women who were Civil War hospital workers. She is the author of Women at the Front: Hospital Workers in Civil War America.. The Library of…

    419 views
  • emCounting Backwardsem
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    Counting Backwards

    Anesthesiologist Dr. Henry Jay Przybylo explained the science behind anesthesia and detailed over 30 years of experience, highlighting individual stories throughout.

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  • emThe Butchering Artem
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    The Butchering Art

    Lindsey Fitzharris talked about her book, The Butchering Art, about surgery in the 19th century and the medical advances of British doctor Joseph Lister, who asserted that germs were…

    1,246 views
  • Federal Health Officials Testify on 21st Century Cures Act Implementation
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    Medical Innovations

    FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and NIH Director Francis Collins testified about medical innovation before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. Members asked them…

    1,086 views
  • Buying and Selling of Slave Cadavers
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    Buying and Selling of Slave Cadavers

    Author and history professor Daina Ramey Berry discussed the practice of buying and selling of slave cadavers to medical institutions, and African American grave robbers who supplied the trade. She…

    874 views
  • Dr Lydia Kang Discusses emQuackeryem
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    Quackery

    Dr. Lydia Kang described medical treatments and cures throughout history.

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  • Federal Health Officials Testify on 21st Century Cures Act Implementation
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    21st Century Cures Act Implementation

    FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and Dr. Francis Collins testified on implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act. The law was signed by President Obama in December 2016 with the aim of…

    353 views
  • Home Remedies of 17th Century New England Housewives
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    Home Remedies of 17th Century New England Housewives

    Tufts University Shool of Medicine professor Lori Lyn Price talked about the homemade remedies created and used by 17th century New England housewives.

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  • emThe Vaccine Raceem
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    The Vaccine Race

    Meredith Wadman talked about her book, The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease. She spoke from the James Michener Pavilion at the 2017 Gaithersburg…

    1,020 views
  • Civil War Medicine and Disabled Veterans
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    Civil War Medicine and Disabled Veterans

    Historians Ashley Bowen-Murphy and Sarah Handley-Cousins talked about the evolution of Civil War medicine and the treatment of the disabled veterans of the war. This interview took place at the…

    414 views
  • emRigor Mortisem
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    Rigor Mortis

    Richard Harris talked about his book Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, and Wastes Billions, in which he reports on the challenges facing the field of…

    944 views
  • emNurses in the Armyem
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    Nurses in the Army

    Nurses in the Army is a half-hour look at the work of nurses during peacetime in the mid-1950s. “The Big Picture” was a weekly U.S. Army television series between 1950 and 1975, sometimes…

    708 views
  • Discussion on Civil War Medical History
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    Civil War Medical History

    Tim Clarke, deputy director of the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland, presented items from the museums’s Civil War collection. Some viewers may find images…

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  • emLicensed to Practiceem
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    Licensed to Practice

    James Mohr talked about his book, Licensed to Practice: The Supreme Court Defines the American Medical Profession, about the significance of the Dent v. West Virginia Supreme Court case and the consequences…

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  • New York Citys Bellevue Hospital
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    New York City's Bellevue Hospital

    David Oshinsky talked about his book, Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital. New York City’s Bellevue hospital was founded in 1736 and is the…

    489 views
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