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The Remedy

Thomas Goetz

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Description:

The riveting history of tuberculosis, the world' s most lethal disease, the two men whose lives it tragically intertwined, and the birth of medical science. In 1875, tuberculosis was the deadliest disease in the world, accountable for a third of all deaths. A diagnosis of TB-- often called consumption-- was a death sentence. Then, in triumph of medical science, a German doctor named Robert Koch deployed an unprecedented scientific rigor to discover the bacteria that caused TB. Koch soon embarked on a remedy-- a remedy that would be his undoing. When Koch announced his cure for consumption, Arthur Conan Doyle, then a small-town doctor in England and sometime writer, went to Berlin to cover the event. Touring the ward of reportedly cured patients, he was horrified. Koch' s " remedy" was either sloppy science or outright fraud. But to a world desperate for relief, Koch' s remedy wasn' t so easily dismissed. As Europe' s consumptives descended upon Berlin, Koch urgently tried to prove his case. Conan Doyle, meanwhile, returned to England determined to abandon medicine in favor of writing. In particular, he turned to a character inspired by the very scientific methods that Koch had formulated: Sherlock Holmes. Capturing the moment when mystery and magic began to yield to science, The Remedy chronicles the stunning story of how the germ theory of disease became a true fact, how two men of ambition were emboldened to reach for something more, and how scientific discoveries evolve into social truths.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Donald Corren

Length:

10h


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Introduction
Introduction

27:00


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

52:15


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

01:05:19


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

01:12:41


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

55:25


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

01:05:16


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

48:38


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

59:27


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

50:52


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

35:40


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

42:15


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

24:17


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

01:45