Delves into the history of respiratory medicine and modern-day respiratory medicine practice.
In this episode we explore the history of respiratory medicine.
We start with tuberculosis – discussing its many names, and its famous sufferers – from Kafka to Jane Austen and George Orwell.
We also uncover the work of Sir John Crofton in tackling this deadly disease.
Then we talk to Dr Wendy Anderson – a specialist currently working in the field of respiratory medicine.
And we end with a case study exploring the history of asthma, and particularly one of its most famous sufferers, Charles Dickens.
A full transcript of this podcast episode can be downloaded here: https://www.rcpe.ac.uk/heritage/talks/past-present-respiratory