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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.

    305 views
  • 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…

    377 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.

    957 views
  • 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…

    1,188 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…

    1,065 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…

    778 views
  • Dr Lydia Kang Discusses emQuackeryem
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    Quackery

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

    977 views
  • 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…

    337 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.

    822 views
  • 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…

    1,008 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…

    407 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…

    927 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…

    668 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…

    1,026 views
  • 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…

    322 views
  • 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…

    423 views
  • Ethics of 20th Century Organ Transplants
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    Ethics of 20th Century Organ Transplants

    Susan Lederer talked about the history of 20th century organ transplants. This interview took place at the American Historical Association’s annual meeting in Denver, Colorado.

    111 views
  • Gina Kolata Discusses emMercies in Disguiseem
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    Mercies in Disguise

    Gina Kolata talked about her book Mercies in Disguise: A Story of Hope, A Family’s Genetic Destiny, and the Science That Rescued Them, in which she looks at the Baxleys, a family stricken…

    649 views
  • Siddhartha Mukherjee Discusses emThe Geneem
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    The Gene

    Siddhartha Mukherjee talked about his book The Gene: An Intimate History, in which he details the history of genetic code and how it will influence the future.

    2,033 views
  • Mass Production of Penicillin
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    Mass Production of Penicillin

    Stephen Peterson and Patrick Dowd gave a tour of the USDA Center in Peoria, Illinois, and talked about how scientists discovered how to mass produce penicillin in 1941. The discovery decreased deaths from…

    583 views
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