Mar 25, 2019
What was behind the mysterious
increase in lung cancer deaths at the turn of the 20th century? The
first of a three-parter investigating the cigarette-smoking link
and causality, this episode looks at that early debate, which
largely focused on environmental pollution. Along the way, we’re
going to talk about toxic vapors -- and not Miasma theory, but the
actual literal Great Smog of London in 1952 that killed over 10,000
people -- as well as the birth of the case-control study, Nazi
attempts at tobacco control programs, and the rather prosaic
beginnings of a debate that rages to this day. Plus a new
#AdamAnswers about the medical cause of Game of Thrones greyscale
featuring Dr. Jules Lipoff!
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