Two Docs Talk: Natural Products
Get ready to embark on an intriguing journey through the history of medical advances rooted in natural substances. I, your host Dr. Michael Koren, had the pleasure of inviting an old friend, fellow Harvard Medical classmate, and a champion of Jamaican medicine, Dr. Lisa Kirvin Dawes, for a deep dive into this captivating subject of developing natural products in a 4 part series. From the story of ether anesthesia's origin at college parties in the 1700s and its transformation into a medical revolution to the significant impact of everyday substances like opium, morphine, and taxol on modern medicine, this episode is packed with fascinating tales that showcase the deep connection between nature and medical innovation.
Discover how experimentation, controversy, and the power of publication paved the way for some of the greatest medical innovations of all time. As we venture into the details of opioids, marijuana and groundbreaking cancer treatments, you'll get a glimpse of how these naturally derived substances have evolved into indispensable medical tools. This exploration isn't just about scientific breakthroughs; it's also a testament to the importance of documenting and sharing knowledge, as exemplified by the story of ether anesthesia. So, join Dr. Kirvin Dawes and me as we unravel the inspiring saga of nature-inspired medical breakthroughs.
Part 1: Unraveling the Intriguing History of Nature-Inspired Medicine Release Date: September 6, 2023
Part 2: From Ether to Red Yeast Rice Release Date: September 13, 2023
Part 3: Venturing into the World of Psilocybin Therapy and Marijuana Regulation Released: September 27, 2023
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