Bad Medicine, Part 1: The Story of 98.6 (Rebroadcast)

by Freakonomics Radio

We tend to think of medicine as a science, but for most of human history it has been scientific-ish at best. In the first episode of a three-part series, we look at the grotesque mistakes produced by centuries of trial-and-error, and ask whether the new era of evidence-based medicine is the solut...