10 episodes

Medicalization is a non-fiction podcast mini-series that bridges the gap between history and science. The podcast's mission is to tell the most fascinating and peculiar stories in medicine while explaining the underlying science behind them in a palatable way. Spanning centuries and continents, this series pays homage to the ideas, events, and people that have contributed to modern medicine.

Medicalization Jessica Sedhom & Wafik Sedhom

    • Social Sciences
    • 5.0, 8 Ratings

Medicalization is a non-fiction podcast mini-series that bridges the gap between history and science. The podcast's mission is to tell the most fascinating and peculiar stories in medicine while explaining the underlying science behind them in a palatable way. Spanning centuries and continents, this series pays homage to the ideas, events, and people that have contributed to modern medicine.

    Scurvy: The Lost Cure

    Scurvy: The Lost Cure

    Look at how society discovered--and lost--the cure to a common disease over and over.

    • 18 min
    Mafutsusan: Hanaoka's Magic Elixir

    Mafutsusan: Hanaoka's Magic Elixir

    To make the perfect cocktail, you have to get the ratios just right. Doctor Hanaoka risked a handful of village dogs and even his wife's sight in search of that perfect proportion. In this episode, we travel to Japan to examine the true origins of...

    • 23 min
    The Doctor's Plague: Semmelweis and the Hygiene Revolution

    The Doctor's Plague: Semmelweis and the Hygiene Revolution

    Discover how one physician explained seemingly supernatural phenomenon with a simple scientific explanation.

    • 19 min
    Vaccines: How the Milkmaid Cured Smallpox

    Vaccines: How the Milkmaid Cured Smallpox

    See how one of the worst diseases known to man was cured by a cow.

    • 23 min
    David Vetter: The Great Bubble Boy Experiment

    David Vetter: The Great Bubble Boy Experiment

    See how one little boy's disease prevented him from seeing the world.

    • 24 min
    Canopy Lenses: Interview with Dr. Kenneth Hovland

    Canopy Lenses: Interview with Dr. Kenneth Hovland

    Learn about cataracts and their treatment with Dr. Kenneth Hovland, MD.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

RemyKelly ,

Great podcast!

What a fascinating and entertaining podcast! The hosts are fun, easy to listen to and clearly passionate about relaying the fascinating back stories of medical advancements. My favorite episodes so far are Dr. Kelsey/thalidomide and the development of germ theory. The scurvy episode was also fantastic. The format is engaging. Love the voice acting and the humor. Highly recommend!

Schplingus ,

I’ll be honest

I hate podcasts but this one is ok

Compton Balla!!! ,

Informative

Very professional yet entertaining

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