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Reclaim the Bench
90 minutes | Dec 20, 2020
Episode 7: His Hands Saved Our 'Blue Babies' - The Legacy of Dr Vivian Thomas
Come along with us as we explore the life of the amazing Dr Vivian Thomas; his humble beginnings and how his techniques are still being still being used in heart surgeries for Infant Methemoglobinemia (Blue Baby Syndrome)
57 minutes | Dec 6, 2020
Episode 6: The Freedom House Paramedics
In 1967, a group of 26 men from Pittsburgh’s struggling Hill District patrolled the streets in an unprecedented way. They were Black men with Afros and uniforms that read Freedom House Paramedics, trained in advanced pre-hospital medical procedures never seen before. The Freedom House story is both fascinating and tragic. This group was the first intensively trained paramedics in the country, and they were made up of individuals from a poor resource-deprived community. Sadly, their contributions have been largely forgotten. In this episode, we highlight the Freedom House Paramedics, a pioneering medical group that was the first of its kind.
68 minutes | Nov 21, 2020
Episode 5: Dr D The "Resilient" - The First Black Woman Surgeon in the South
Continuing on our theme of inspiring people, let us introduce you to Dr Dorothy Brown, the first black woman to become a surgeon in the deep south of the United States of America. Be inspired by her story of perseverance and listen to Megan and Jamal be dazzled in her resolve to never back down, no matter how they would try to oppress her.
64 minutes | Nov 15, 2020
The Erosion of Medical Consent - A Discussion with Harriet A. Washington
We had the unbelievable opportunity to have a chat with famous author and educator Harriet A. Washington about her upcoming book - Carte Blanche: The Erosion of Medical Consent
48 minutes | Nov 8, 2020
Discussing the "Father" of Gynecology - An Interview with Dr Lisa Nicholas
We had this amazing opportunity to talk to Dr Lisa Nicholas (specializing in Obstetrics and Gynecology) from UCLA. She provided a lot of insight in the present field of gynecology and its murky origination.
74 minutes | Oct 24, 2020
Episode 4: 100 Years too Young - Remembering The Amazing Dr Rita Levi-Montalcini
Perseverance personified: Life and legacy of Late Nobel Laureate Rita-Levi Montalcini. We discuss the experience, struggles, awards and controversies surrounding her life.
2 minutes | Oct 24, 2020
Episode 4 Teaser
Trailer for episode 4 where we explore the amazing life of late Dr Rita Levi-MontalciniReleasing October 25
72 minutes | Oct 10, 2020
Episode 3: The "Blood" Banker - The Legacy of Dr Charles Drew
In this week's episode we cover the work of Dr. Charles Drew, a physician-scientist who pioneered the blood banking system almost 80 years ago which is still being used today. Although Drew had much success throughout his career, ranging from research, surgery, teaching, and administration, his career path was riddled with racial barriers. However, Drew's fortitude and meticulous attention to detail were instrumental in overcoming these obstacles. Drew's work has left behind a lasting legacy, and in this episode, we will highlight both his scientific and personal contributions.
59 minutes | Sep 26, 2020
Episode 2: Dr Rebecca Lee Crumpler - The "Mother" of Modern Gynecology?
Listen to Megan and Jamal make the case for Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, the 1st Black woman to earn a medical degree in the US, to be considered the 'Mother of Gynecology'.
9 minutes | Sep 13, 2020
Jamal and Megan, our co-hosts introduce themselves, our podcast, what our podcast's name signifies and delve into what we are all about.
66 minutes | Sep 13, 2020
Episode 1: Did the End Justify the Means?
In the 19th Century, a plantation physician named James Marion Sims is said to have revolutionized the medical discipline of Obstetrics and Gynecology. As such, Sims has been proclaimed the "Father of Modern Gynecology", and idolized for over one hundred years by numerous statues erected in his honor. However, this depiction only highlights one side of the story. Listen as we uncover the true cost of Sims' pioneering work in the field, through the painful and humiliating exploitation of enslaved African-American women, and learn how this legacy affects the health of Black women in the US today.
1 minutes | Sep 12, 2020
Episode 1 Teaser
Please tune in on September 13th 10 AM (EDT) for Episode 1 "Did the End Justify the Means"Megan and Jamal look back at the controversial actions of the so-called "father" of modern gynecology and discuss how deep of an impact systemic racism has had in science and medicine.
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