Royal Pains: Medical Movie Show Review
Poor Historians Podcast
by Dr. Max, Dr. Aaron, Dr. Mike, and Alba
19h ago
Thanks to a fan suggestion, we went ahead and gave this TV series about an ER doctor turned concierge physician for the rich and famous a try. It had its moments. ----- Patreon Page (support the show) ----- Submit a Question for Non-Medical Advice Segment (website form with instructions) ----- Podcast Linktree (social media links / reviews / ratings ..read more
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The Immortal Cells of Henrietta Lacks
Poor Historians Podcast
by Dr. Max, Dr. Aaron, Dr. Mike, and Alba
1w ago
We've had many requests for this topic over the years and Dr. Aaron finally took charge of it. We'll explore the crossroads of medical history and medical ethics as it applies to the case of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman who's peculiar tumor cells lived on to be the source of numerous medical discoveries--albeit without her permission. References https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henrietta_Lacks  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pneumoencephalography  After-effects of pneumoencephalography: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC494289/pdf/jnnpsyc00199-0152.pdf  htt ..read more
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Milk Sickness: The Story of Anna Pierce and a Uniquely American Deadly Historic Diagnosis
Poor Historians Podcast
by Aaron, Max, Mike, and Alba
3w ago
In the early 19th century, pioneers on the American western frontier were dying of an unusual illness. It even claimed the life of Nancy Lincoln, mother of the accomplished wrestler (and incidental president of the U.S.), Abraham Lincoln.  The cause of this mysterious illness was known to one Anna Pierce as well as the Native American populations of the affected area. This is the story of Milk Sickness, how it was discovered/rediscovered, and how it came to an end. Sources: Anna Pierce - https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/how-1800s-midwife-solved-poisionous-mystery-180982343/ -ht ..read more
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Madame Web: Medical Movie Review
Poor Historians Podcast
by Aaron, Max, Mike, and Alba
1M ago
We have a new piece of medicine infused awful cinema to check out. We reviewed Madame Web and boy was it bad, not only as a movie, but also as a portrayal of EMS medicine.   Way to go, Marvel. ----- Patreon Page (support the show) ----- Submit a Question for Non-Medical Advice Segment (website form with instructions) ----- Podcast Linktree (social media links / reviews / ratings) ----- DrMqx (follow Dr. Max on Twitch ..read more
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Preventing Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn: The Discovery of RhoGAM and the "Man with the Golden Arm"
Poor Historians Podcast
by Aaron, Max, Mike, and Alba
1M ago
In the 1930's (and before), there was a mysterious cause of infant mortality. An astonishing number of newborns were victim to a mismatch between their blood type, and that of their mothers. Doctors at the time were not sure why this was happening. This is the story of the discovery of the cure for that condition and a man who went above and beyond for six decades to help prevent it in his part of the world. Sources: -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Harrison_(blood_donor) -https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/11/health/james-harrison-blood-donor-retires-trnd/index.html -https://www.washingtonpost ..read more
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Strolling into Steroids: Pedestrianism and the History of Performance Enhancement in Sports
Poor Historians Podcast
by Aaron, Max, Mike, and Alba
1M ago
If you can believe it, watching people walk around was once a spectator sport. It was the Gilded Age and there weren't many options for sport entertainment. We'll investigate how the participants in this early sport-ish activity helped inform the more modern practices of performance enhancing substance use as we know them today. We'll touch on cycling and the physiology and medicine behind some of these ways to enhance one's sporting prowess. Sources: Pedestrianism: When Watching People Walk was America’s Favorite Sport, Matthew Algeo, https://www.chicagoreviewpress.com/pedestrianism-product ..read more
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The Resident Episode 2: Medical TV Show Roast
Poor Historians Podcast
by Aaron, Max, Mike, and Alba
2M ago
We said that episode one of this TV series was bad, medically and critically speaking. Maybe that's not fair. It was a pilot, after all.  We went ahead and checked out episode 2.  It was worse. ----- Patreon Page (support the show) ----- Submit a Question for Mike's Trivia Challenge Segment (website form with instructions) ----- Podcast Linktree (social media links / reviews / ratings) ----- DrMqx (Follow Dr. Max on Twitch ..read more
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The Green Tongue Epidemic in Post World War II Japan
Poor Historians Podcast
by Aaron, Max, Mike, and Alba
2M ago
When a mysterious gastrointestinal illness starts turning into a dangerous neurologic disease accompanied by green tongues in post WWII Japan, researches scramble to find out why people are becoming sick. We'll do a deep dive on this one to figure out the cause. Sources: -https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/when-cure-is-cause-180967666/ -https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15152488/ -https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC478909/?page=1 -https://newint.org/features/1981/01/01/devils -https://www.medchemexpress.com/biology-dictionary/subacute-myelo-optico-neuropathy-smon.html?local ..read more
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The Discovery of Viagra (aka Sildenafil) With a History of Erectile Dysfunction and Priapism Treatments
Poor Historians Podcast
by Aaron, Max, Mike, and Alba
2M ago
From the discovery of this well-known medication, to the science behind its function, and spanning all the way to treatments for the underlying condition of erectile dysfunction as well as a complication of said treatments called priapism, this episode covers a lot of ground. As you might imagine, there will be discussions of male genitalia, the existence of sex, and sexual health in this one,  as written by Dr. Mike and presented in Poor Historians Podcast fashion. Listener discretion is advised. Sources: -https://www.space.com/24983-auroras-1989-great-solar-storm.html -https://pubmed ..read more
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The Resident: A Poor Historians Medical TV Show Breakdown & Review
Poor Historians Podcast
by Aaron, Max, Mike, and Alba
3M ago
The Patrons have spoken! They suggested we lend our medical expertise in a new and unique manner, by watching, reacting, and reviewing a popular medical show. We chose "The Resident" and boy-oh-boy was it bad.  Whether you're a fan of that particular show or have yet to see it, this episode will let you experience all it's medically inaccurate glory through the eyes of your favorite amateur medical historian doctors and their intrepid medical history intern.  #medicalshow #medicine #theresident #tvshowreview #humor ----- Patreon Page (support the show) ----- Submit a Question for ..read more
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