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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…

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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.

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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 titled “History of…

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    Switched On

    John Elder Robison talked about his book Switched On: A Memoir of Brain Change and Emotional Awakening, in which he discusses his experiences as a patient of Transcranial Magnetic…

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    Breaking Ground

    Dr. Louis Sullivan talked about his memoir, Breaking Ground: My Life in Medicine.

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    The Social Life of DNA

    Alondra Nelson talked about her book The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome, in which she looks at the way genetic testing is being used to address…

    336 views
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    Just Medicine

    Professor Dayna Matthew talked about her book, Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care, about racial inequality in health care. Professor Matthew said that…

    537 views
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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…

    463 views
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    Shrinks

    Psychiatrist Jeffrey Lieberman talked about his book Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry, in which he examines the field of psychiatry from its infancy and explores the divide in the…

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    Civil War's Influence on Medicine

    Shauna Devine talked about her book Learning from the Wounded: The Civil War and the Rise of American Medical Science, in which she examines the Civil War’s impact on medicine. In the book, she…

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    Black Man in a White Coat

    Dr. Damon Tweedy talked about his book Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine. In his book, Dr. Tweedy talks about the challenges confronting black doctors,…

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    Medical History

    Tim Clarke gave a tour of the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland. The museum houses items spanning more than 150 years, including a section of President James…

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    Jonas Salk

    Charlotte Jacobs talked about her book, Jonas Salk: A Life, about the life and career of the creator of the polio vaccine.

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    Improving Disease Treatment

    Dr. Francis Collins was among the three witnesses who updated the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative. The initiative, funded through the…

    487 views
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    Medical Innovation

    Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO), former CMS Administrator Mark McClellan, former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN), and former…

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    Interview with Dr. Damon Tweedy

    Dr. Damon Tweedy talked about his book, Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine. He was interviewed at BookExpo America, the publishing industry’s annual…

    473 views
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    The Digital Doctor

    Dr. Robert Wachter talked about his book, The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age, about the impact of the digital revolution on the medical field…

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    New Medicare Law and the Future of U.S. Healthcare

    Dr. John Noseworthy talked about a law that eliminated the Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula and reformed the way Medicare payments were made to physicians. He also spoke about…

    416 views
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    Bad Faith

    Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, talked about his book, Bad Faith: When Religious Belief Undermines Modern Medicine,…

    415 views
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    President Obama Remarks on Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

    President Obama spoke to reporters before a meeting with the President’s Council on Science and Technology. He talked about the importance of combating the rise of antibiotic-resistant…

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