50. Conspiracy Theories (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss both the Kennedy assassination and Project MKULTRA. Rebecca Bleskie returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 44, Surgery (Part 2)

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information.   12:05 – The best I can do on cannabis being used in traditional Chinese medicine to aid both yin and yang is a hard “maybe”. Part of the problems of discussing TCM, just as there are with any traditional medicines, is that you can have well-respected […]

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44. Surgery (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss the problems of anesthesia, antisepsis, and blood loss in surgery, as well as some modern surgery milestones. Yumiko Hutchenreuther returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 43, Surgery (Part 1)

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information.   14:02 – Notable victims of bloodletting include King Charles II and George Washington. It was really quite popular, and possibly even more likely to be used on someone well-to-do than a lower class person who couldn’t afford the luxury of a doctor or even a barber […]

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43. Surgery (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss ancient surgery, as well as the first major hurdle to its modernization: a proper understanding of human anatomy. Yumiko Hutchenreuther returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 20, Smallpox (Part 2)

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information.   10:48 – We’re talking about something often called Friendship Bread. It’s not always the safest recipe because it lasts so long, so practice responsible kitchen procedures if you ever want to make it, but basically you get some dough, “feed” it so it grows, take part […]

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20. Smallpox (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss the history of the effective treatment of smallpox, beginning with the crude method known as variolation and ending with the eradication of smallpox from the world in 1977. Gillian Webber returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 19, Smallpox (Part 1)

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information.   12:46 – Specifically, humorism was said to have been codified by Hippocrates, the famous Greek physician credited as the father of Western medicine. He was certainly alive at about the right time that it could have been him, though there are often cases of ideas and […]

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19. Smallpox (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss smallpox in its earliest form – what the disease is, how it effects people, and how it was understood by those it infected. Gillian Webber joins as guest.

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