Poison Episodes

Botany Edinburgh Physicians' Flowers Poison Substance Use/Misuse

Ep.82 - Iain Milne - Physicians, Plants And Poisons

April 29, 2022

Explores botany and medicine in Edinburgh since the 16th Century.


Ep.64 - Iain Donaldson - Some tests of universal remedies for poison in the 16th century

Aug. 20, 2021

In renaissance Europe the great feared poisoning and relied on universal remedies against all poisons. This discusses some contemporary tests of the efficacy of such remedies.

Edinburgh Immunology Poison

Ep.61 - Peter Hobbins - Edinburgh's Forgotten Contribution To Antivenoms

July 9, 2021

Reveals how a President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh collaborated with a former student in the colony of Queensland to develop the theory and practice of applied immunology.