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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: March, 2016
Mar 25, 2016

This episode traces the origin of the physical exam sign called the Sister Mary Joseph nodule, and tells the life story of the nun behind it, as well as her connection to the famous Mayo family!

Mar 11, 2016

In this episode, we explore the life story of the one-eyed Irish surgeon Dr. Denis Parsons Burkitt, and learn how his missionary work in Africa influenced his life and sent him down the path to make not one but two major scientific discoveries.

Mar 6, 2016

In this first in the series on the history of surgical instruments, we learn about William T. Bovie, the eccentric inventor behind the electrosurgery instrument that has come to be known by his name, as well as his partnership with the famous surgeon Dr. Harvey Cushing.

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