They are considered fathers of modern medicine: Sigmund Freud for his advancements in psychoanalysis, and William Halsted for the many surgical breakthroughs he made in the operating room. And yet, both men battled an addiction to cocaine. Acclaimed medical historian and pediatrician Howard Markel reveals how scientific research lead these men down a path of "accidental" addiction to what many perceived as the "miracle drug" of the 1880s, cocaine. Markel's chat on his New York Time's best-selling book, "An Anatomy of Addiction" not only discusses the extent of the doctors' addictions to cocaine, but how the public's perception of the drug changed from excited advocates of its perceived benefits to disdain for those who became addicted to it.
Jean Kwok ("Girl in Translation") returns to the secretive worlds of ballroom dancing and Chinatown in her new novel, "Mambo in Chinatown".
Author Daniel James Brown tells us how he discovered all the informational “treasures” throughout his heartwarming nonfiction "The Boys in the Boat."
Author Austin Kleon discusses "Show Your Work! 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered,” an illustrated guide to working in the digital age.
Humorist Dave Barry talks with us about everything from Justin Bieber to his wife's role in the popularity of the book "The Kite Runner."
Henrietta Lacks died from ovarian cancer in 1951, but her cells live on today. This interview explores Henrietta's influence and the book and soon to be movie about her.
Diamond draws on four decades of experiences with tribal people in New Guinea to bring us lessons from the past to be used today.
Novelist Ann Patchett talks about "This is the Story of a Happy Marriage", a collection of essays and articles about life, love, writing, and forgiveness.
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|DATE||Wednesday March 30th 2013|