Sep 10, 2018
The first population study in
history was born out of a dramatic debate involving leeches,
“medical vampires,” professional rivalries, murder accusations,
and, of course, bloodletting, all in the backdrop of the French
Revolution. The second of a multipart series on the development of
population medicine, this episode contextualizes Pierre Louis’
“numerical method,” his famous trial on bloodletting, and the birth
of a new way for doctors to “know”. Plus a brand new #AdamAnswers
about Occam’s razor and Hickam’s Dictum. All this and more on
Episode 38 of Bedside Rounds, a tiny podcast about fascinating
stories in clinical medicine! To claim CME and MOC credit, please
go to www.acponline.org/BedsideRounds.
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