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How’s your blood meal? : Bits of Medical History with Dr. Adam Rodman from The Bedside Rounds Podcast | Part 2

June 25, 2019

In today's episode Chase Dimarco, host of ITB's Medical Mnemonist Podcast, continues his discussion with Dr. Adam Rodman, host of the Bedside Rounds Podcast, to cover some of the history of medical thought, medical devices, and the development of ethical clinical trial guidelines. Have you ever wanted to know when exactly we came to know that smoking was bad? Do you know When modern clinical trial laws and protections came about and why?

Where we are today in medicine depends on where we have been, and where we are going is defined by where we are. Join us as Adam covers the history of French medical schools, Malaria used as a treatment for syphilis, and other great tales from medical history.
For more information on the topics discussed, check out The Bedside Rounds Podcast! Physicians can even get CME credits!
For our question dissection today, ITB's founder and podcast co-host Patrick Beeman breaks down a question related to malarial infection treatment options.  His breakdown dives deep into the pathogenesis of the disease and the lifecycle of the parasite as it is passed onto the host from the female Anopheles mosquito. Follow Patrick on Instagram @darthbeeman

Physiology by Physeo (An InsideTheBoards Podcast)

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Music: Cover of "Thank You" by Alanis Morisette by Mark Mikina. Listen to the full track on YouTube.