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The podcast where we talk about plagues, pathogens, and the past.

Horrible Health History Podcast Horrible Health History Podcast

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The podcast where we talk about plagues, pathogens, and the past.

    The Story of HeLa Cells and Henrietta Lacks

    The Story of HeLa Cells and Henrietta Lacks

    Today we tackle the complex story of a woman named Henrietta Lacks who's cancer cells revolutionized science.

    • 26 min
    1918 Influenza pandemic - wear a mask!

    1918 Influenza pandemic - wear a mask!

    We discuss the 1918 influenza pandemic also known as the Spanish Flu. Where it started, where it went, and what happened after.

    • 23 min
    Ignaz Semmelweis - wash your hands!

    Ignaz Semmelweis - wash your hands!

    We're talking about a man called Ignaz Semmelweis who had the nerve to suggest doctors should wash their hands before delivering babies.

    • 15 min

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