Top Stories in Medicine in the Last Century


Description: Dr. Sanjiv Chopra will cover the greatest discoveries and scientific advances in the last 100 years. All scientific breakthroughs come in fits and starts. The stories behind the discovery of drugs like penicillin and statins; of vaccines for polio and Hepatitis B; the control of HIV, the greatest of all plagues, with HAART therapy; the cure of diseases such as Hepatitis C; the history of how the birth control pill came about; and advances in cardiology such as the development of the pacemaker for complete heart block have not only changed medicine forever but make for fascinating tales that combine serendipity with brilliant science.