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Legends of Surgery

Legends of Surgery is a podcast that tells the stories of the people and events that make up the history of modern surgery, told in an informal, entertaining and educational manner.
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Now displaying: February, 2016
Feb 26, 2016

In this episode, we explore a little-known corner of surgical history: doctors that have operated on themselves! We review some of the known literature and describe 3 episodes of surgeons operating on themselves, as well as their life stories.

Feb 21, 2016

For the President's Day edition, the topic is current Republican presidential nominee Dr. Ben Carson. We explore the life and times of the famous paediatric neurosurgeon, and cover a couple of his most famous cases in detail.

Feb 13, 2016

Most people have heard of Dr. Joseph Lister and know his name is synonymous with antisepsis. But we dig deep into the details to understand how he came to make his great discovery, as well as learn about his other works and more about the man himself!

Feb 5, 2016

In this episode, we detail the life and works of Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis, and his crucial discovery of the importance of hand washing that saved countless mothers from 'childbed fever'. We also explore the difficulties he had in having his work appreciated, so much so that the term 'Semmelweis reflex' was coined.

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