New Books in Medicine

Interviews with Scholars of Medicine about their New Book

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 54m. Bisher sind 244 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast


episode 2: David Courtwright, "The Age of Addiction: How Bad Habits Became Big Business" (Harvard UP, 2019)

We are living in an age of addiction, from compulsive gaming and binge eating to pornography and opioid abuse...



episode 63: Eric Topol, "Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again" (Basic Books, 2019)

Eric Topol explores how AI can help to fix many of the issues medicine is facing today...



episode 494: Nancy Tomes, "Remaking the American Patient" (UNC Press, 2016)

Nancy Tomes questions the popular--and largely unexamined--idea that in order to get good health care, people must learn to shop for it...


 2019-04-25  51m

episode 54: James L. A. Webb, "The Long Struggle against Malaria in Tropical Africa" (Cambridge UP, 2016)

It is estimated that malaria kills between 650,000 to 1.2 million Africans every year; experts believe that nearly 90 percent of these deaths occur in Africa...


 2019-04-24  1h9m

episode 35: Kate Brown, "Manuel for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future" (Norton, 2019)

By digging into recently opened regional archives, conducting dozens of interviews, and visiting sites across Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia, Brown sought to understand the extent of the damage from the 1986 explosion of Chernobyl’s reactor No. 4.


 2019-04-19  47m

episode 189: Lukas Engelmann, "Mapping AIDS: Visual Histories of an Enduring Epidemic" (Cambridge UP, 2018)

What role do visual media play in establishing a medical phenomenon?


 2019-04-17  51m

Robert A. Voeks, "The Ethnobotany of Eden: Rethinking the Jungle Medicine Narrative" (U Chicago Press, 2018)

Jungle medicine: it's everywhere, from chia seeds to ginseng tea to CBD oil..


 2019-04-04  48m

episode 1: Vivian Percy, "Saving Jenny: Rescuing Our Youth from America's Opioid and Suicide Epidemic" (Radius Books, 2018)

Vivian Percy's new book is the narration of a mother and daughter’s long painful journey from tragedy, through opioid addiction, toward redemption...


 2019-04-01  59m

episode 15: Discussion of Massive Online Peer Review and Open Access Publishing

In the information age, knowledge is power. Hence, facilitating the access to knowledge to wider publics empowers citizens and makes societies more democratic...


 2019-03-19  32m

episode 62: Joseph Jarvis, "The Purple World: Healing the Harm in American Health Care" (Scrivener Books, 2018)

Dr. Joseph Jarvis not only digs into how we got here and who is to blame, but he also lays out a solution for fixing the American healthcare system...


 2019-03-15  51m