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    In Depth with Harriet Washington

    Science writer and author Harriet Washington talked about the history of the use and misuse of science and medicine in the United States. She is the author of Deadly Monopolies, Medical…

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    Babies and Breadwinners - A Documentation of the 1961 Polio Vaccination Campaign

    Produced by the Communicable Disease Center of the U.S. Public Health Service, this film documents the effort to immunize every citizen living in Columbus, Georgia. In 1961 the polio…

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    Black Military Workers and Scientific Racism

    During World Wars I and II, African American troops were subjected to experimental medical treatments based on racial stereotypes. Khary Oronde Polk discussed his book, Contagions of…

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    Q&A with Elena Conis

    University of California at Berkeley historian of medicine Elena Conis talked about the development of the polio vaccine in the 1950s and the lessons its distribution and use relate to…

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    Communicators with Dr. Joseph Kvedar

    Harvard Medical School Professor Dr. Joseph Kvedar, president of the American Telemedicine Association, talked about the role of telemedicine as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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    The XX Brain

    Neuroscientist Lisa Mosconi argued that the female brain is more susceptible to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease than the male brain. She reported that because research has been centered…

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    A Special Report on Polio

    This June 1955 broadcast by the radio and television networks in cooperation with the U.S. Public Health Service hoped to dispel fears about the safety of the new Salk vaccine. U.S. Department of Health,…

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    Miracle in Tonga

    This film tells the story of a group of CDC doctors who traveled to the island nation of Tonga to immunize the population against smallpox using a new jet injection gun. The population of…

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    Mayo Clinic

    The Mayo Clinic is consistently ranked as one of the top hospitals in America. Brothers William and Charlie Mayo founded the clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, in 1889. Matt Dacy and Renee Ziemer talked about…

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    Dr. Jeremy Levin on Biotech Research and Coronavirus

    Biotechnology Innovation Organization Chair Jeremy Levin talked about how the biotech industry was helping in the fight against coronavirus.

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    Disease, Death and Civil War Medicine

    Historic site manager Paige Gibbons Backus discussed the state of medical knowledge at the beginning of the Civil War, including surgical practices and diseases common among the soldiers. She also described advances…

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    Communities of Color and Distrust of Medical Professionals

    The George Washington University’s Institute for Data, Democracy and Politics hosted a virtual event on digital media’s impact on communities of color during the coronavirus pandemic. Panelists…

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    National Museum of American History Coronavirus Artifacts

    Alexandra Lord, medicine and science director and curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, discussed the museum’s coronavirus pandemic artifacts collection.

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    Vaccine Research and Development

    National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Francis Collins and Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams testified on vaccines before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions…

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    Dr. Caleb Alexander on COVID-19 Pandemic Impact on Addiction

    Dr. Caleb Alexander, professor of epidemiology and medicine at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting drug and alcohol addiction.

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    Senator Klobuchar on Foreign Medical Students

    Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) spoke on the floor about immigration laws preventing foreign medical students studying in the U.S. from practicing medicine in America for two years after…

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    MD International

    This 1958 American Medical Association “March of Medicine” program highlights American doctors working abroad and includes an introduction by Vice President Nixon. In remote locations…

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    And How Are You Dr. Sacks?

    Journalist Lawrence Weschler talked about his book, And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?: A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks, in which he profiled the late neurologist and author Oliver Sacks.…

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    Dr. Joseph Kvedar on Efforts to Expand Telemedicine

    American Telemedicine Association president-elect Dr. Joseph Kvedar talked about efforts to expand the use of telemedicine and how virtual care can help during the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Dr. Jeremy Brown on the History of Influenza

    Dr. Jeremy Brown of the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Emergency Care talked about his book on the history of influenza, Influenza: The Hundred Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest…

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