Freakonomics Radio

Bad Medicine, Part 1: The Story of 98.6

November 30, 201644 min
We tend to think of medicine as a science, but for most of human history it has been scientific-ish at best. In the first episode of a three-part series, we look at the grotesque mistakes produced by centuries of trial-and-error, and ask whether the new era of evidence-based medicine is the solution.

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