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.
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.
If you know Sue Grafton, then you also know Kinsey Millhone. The sharp-tongued, no frills private eye is back in "W is for Wasted," the latest letter in Grafton's best-selling "alphabet" mystery series. Find out...
Khaled Hosseini is known worldwide for his blockbuster, emotionally gripping novels, The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns and And the Mountains Echoed. In this interview, get to know a different side of this...
Michael Pollan, best-selling author of "The Omnivore's Dilemma" and one of the stars of the documentary "Food, Inc.", explains how clever marketing, social changes and even the rise of "foodie culture" are...
Novelist Elizabeth Strout talks candidly about writing, rejection, and the inspiration behind her newest novel, “The Burgess Boys.”
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|DATE||Wednesday March 30th 2013|