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Apr. 29, 2011

Medicine, Murder And The History of Transfusion

A new book traces the early history of blood transfusions.

blood, transfusion, medicine

Apr. 02, 2010

Deborah Blum and The Poisoner's Handbook

Before CSI or Law and Order, how did chemical crimes come to light? Ira talks with author Deborah Blum about her new book about the dawn of medical forensics.

poison, blum, forensics, crime, history

Jul. 22, 2011

A Tale Of Two Addicts: Freud, Halsted And Cocaine

Medical historian Howard Markel discusses his book An Anatomy of Addiction.

markel, diction, addiction, cocoaine, coca, freud, halstead

Mar. 30, 2012

Art, Mind And Brain Intersect In Kandel's Vienna

In his new book, neuroscientist Eric Kandel writes of artists and scientists in 20th-century Vienna.

kandel, brain, memory, art, vienna, learning

Feb. 12, 2010

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Ira talks with author Rebecca Skloot about 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,' a tale of biology and medical ethics.

cancer, hela, skloot, bioethics

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Meet The Balloonatics

\tIt's crunch time for the 'balloonatics' at Macy's Parade Studio. The balloons themselves, which are designed and fabricated in a warehouse in New Jersey, are getting their final checkup before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. John Piper and Jim Artle take us around the studio and spill the secrets of inflation, explain how to calculate whether your balloon will float, and explain why the balloons look better after a little time in the sun.

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