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In this special episode, Emily sits down with physician Matt McCarthy, a infectious disease specialist at New York Presbyterian Hospital who researches drug-resistant microbes, to talk about his latest book, Superbugs.

First, we have Matt reading an excerpt from his book. Then, Matt and Emily discuss the history of physicians committing crimes under the guise of medical research, including the infamous Tuskegee syphilis experiment that victimized black men in Alabama, as well as the experiments conducted by the Nazis on concentration camp prisoners during World War II.

Follow Matt on Twitter @DrMattMcCarthy.

This episode was guest produced by Diantha Parker with editing support from Assistant Producer Kirk Klocke.

Illustrations by Lindsay Mound.

Original theme music by Yosef Munro.

Other music comes from Blue Dot Sessions.

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