Nov. 25, 2022

Ep.12 - Past & Present - Respiratory

Ep.12 - Past & Present - Respiratory

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.


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