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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: April, 2016
Apr 29, 2016

In this episode, we'll learn about Dr. Henri Hartmann, thefamous French Surgeon from the late 19th century and early 20thcentury that devised a well known operation. We will also cover hislife and some other interesting facts about his work. 

Apr 22, 2016

In this episode, we will trace the origins of the anesthetic drug chloroform, as well as discuss two famous physicians and two famous patients associated with it!

Apr 16, 2016

In this episode, we will detail the lives and discoveries of the three Krukenberg brothers, with a focus on the Krukenberg tumour and the Krakenberg procedure, and their impacts on medicine and surgery.

Apr 8, 2016

In this episode, we'll explore the history behind one of the most common surgical procedures done on major league baseball players, describing the first patient and his surgeon that created the operation.

Apr 5, 2016

In this brief bonus episode, we explore the reasons why OR attire switched from white to green (or blue)!

Apr 1, 2016

For the April Fool's day edition, we explore the life story of Ferdinand Demara, one of the greatest impostors of all time, and his time posing as a naval surgeon, even operating on the high seas during a war!

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