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Medicalization

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Medicalization is a non-fiction podcast mini-series that bridges the gap between history and science. The podcast's mission is to tell the most fascinating and peculiar stories in medicine while explaining the underlying science behind them in a palatable way. Spanning centuries and continents, this series pays homage to the ideas, events, and people that have contributed to modern medicine.

Medicalization is a non-fiction podcast mini-series that bridges the gap between history and science. The podcast's mission is to tell the most fascinating and peculiar stories in medicine while explaining the underlying science behind them in a palatable way. Spanning centuries and continents, this series pays homage to the ideas, events, and people that have contributed to modern medicine.

Location:

United States

Description:

Medicalization is a non-fiction podcast mini-series that bridges the gap between history and science. The podcast's mission is to tell the most fascinating and peculiar stories in medicine while explaining the underlying science behind them in a palatable way. Spanning centuries and continents, this series pays homage to the ideas, events, and people that have contributed to modern medicine.

Language:

English

Contact:

3038287326


Episodes

Scurvy: The Lost Cure

10/14/2019
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Unless you're out at sea, in which case, you'll want to conserve resources and avoid the pirate's curse. Why? Listen to find out.

Duration:00:18:36

Mafutsusan: Hanaoka's Magic Elixir

9/14/2019
To make the perfect cocktail, you have to get the ratios just right. Doctor Hanaoka risked a handful of village dogs and even his wife's sight in search of that perfect proportion. In this episode, we travel to Japan to examine the true origins of general anesthesia.

Duration:00:23:22

The Doctor's Plague: Semmelweis and the Hygiene Revolution

8/19/2019
A haunted clinic in 1800’s Vienna? Sounds like the perfect setting for American Horror Story — and also our next episode. We discover why one clinic was deemed cursed and how a doctor died trying to uncover the secret.

Duration:00:19:56

Vaccines: How the Milkmaid Cured Smallpox

7/30/2019
One of the greatest diseases known to humans was no match for a Cow named Blossom… In this episode, we discuss how her disease protected people from a much worse fate all thanks to the unconventional wisdom of Dr. Edward Jenner.

Duration:00:23:36

David Vetter: The Great Bubble Boy Experiment

7/18/2019
What do Jerry Seinfeld, John Travolta, and Jake Gyllenhaal have in common? They all fictionalized the real life story of David Vetter, a little boy who was quarantined from the world. Literally.

Duration:00:24:37

Canopy Lenses: Interview with Dr. Kenneth Hovland

7/6/2019
To dive a little deeper into the world of cataracts and their treatment, we sat down with Dr. Kenneth Hovland, MD, a cataract surgeon who loves medical history.

Duration:00:21:09

Canopy Lenses: The Discovery of the Artificial Intraocular Lens

7/3/2019
Mayday! Mayday! This episode is more than meets the eye. When General Gordon Cleaver crash landed and met Dr. Harold Ridley, the world of eye surgery was forever changed.

Duration:00:19:57

Drug Detective: The Story of Frances Oldham Kelsey

6/20/2019
If you were someone who liked to cut corners, Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey was your worst nightmare. In this episode, we dive into the global crisis that left thousands of babies deformed or dead across Europe. One audacious woman was determined to halt the epidemic before it hit the shores of the United States.

Duration:00:22:23

Introduction: Meet the Hosts

6/14/2019
We are so excited to announce that the greatest podcast to talk about science and history at the same time is now here! Meet Wafik and Jess, the hosts of Medicalization. In our first episode, we introduce ourselves, the origins of the title, and our intentions in creating this podcast.

Duration:00:12:46

The Great Retch: The Discovery of Boerhaave Syndrome

6/14/2019
1723 was a tough year for Baron John van Wassenaer. In this episode, we look at how a Dutch physician used basic medical principles to discover one of medicine’s more unusual and often dangerous conditions. Now, the disease bears his name.

Duration:00:18:01