About This Show
Bedside Rounds is a tiny podcast about fascinating stories in clinical medicine. In sickness and in health, medicine is intimately intertwined with every life. Bedside Rounds seeks to inform and explain this wonderful -- and important -- world.
Most Recent Episode
20 - Buried Alive
5 days ago
The nineteenth century was struck by a collective panic about being buried alive, leading to a bevy of new laws, regulations, and inventions like the safety coffin. In this episode, we explore how medical science created and fueled this fear by blurring the line between life and death with the invention of new tests for death, developing life-saving technologies like rescue breathing, and even re-animating corpses. And just in case you thought the fear of premature interment was something of the past, we explore how issues raised in this panic still inform medicine today. Learn about all this, a brand new #AdamAnswers, and more in Episode 20 of Bedside Rounds, Buried Alive!
Rated 5 out of
Fascinating little morsels of medicine
Bedside Rounds is a short, succinct, and always interesting jaunt into the humanistic side of medicine. I'm a healthcare worker, but I think anyone interested in science or medicine would enjoy it too.
Date published: 2015-01-29