Studs Terkel discusses the murder of eight student nurses in 1966 at the hands of Richard Speck with the authors of "Born to Raise Hell", newsman Jack Altman and Speck's psychiatrist Dr. Marvin Ziporyn. Altman sees Speck's public and private image as being quite different. When asked to smile for the cameras Speck obeyed authority and did and was labeled in the press as a monster when in reality he blocked out the murders and was disgusted by his actions. Dr.
In his book, "Doctors' Dilemmas: Moral Conflicts in Medical Care," Samuel Gorovitz tries to show his readers the moral dilemmas that doctors face. Gorovitz explained that physicians need to learn what it’s like to be a patient. Gorovitz also believed that before a student enter medical school, he or she should have spent some time in a hospital as a patient.
Studs interviews Vietnam veteran and anti-war activist Ron Kovic upon the paperback release of his autobiography "Born on the Fourth of July." Kovic recounts his All-American upbringing and unblinking faith in the country and its ideals before volunteering for the Marines and Vietnam.
Discussing the book "Modern meat: antibiotics, hormones and the pharmaceutical farm" with the author Orville Schell.
Lear's husband is a doctor who has heart failure, and together, the couple deals with the medical professionals who make errors and who get angry when a second opinion is requested. Nothing prepared Lear for the utter helplessness and rage that she experienced.
Dr. Theodor Rosebury discusses the history and myths of communicable and sexually transmitted infections, how they are represented in media, and the impact of shame.
Making people aware that toxic chemicals in our everyday lives can cause cancer has been one of Dr. Samuel Epstein’s main goals. According to his book, “The Politics of Cancer,” the government really won’t step in until there is a public outcry.
Discussing the book "The managed heart: the commercialization of human feeling" with the author Arlie Russell Hochschild.
Discussing the book "The legacy of Malthus" with the author Allen Chase.
Discussing the book "Malignant neglect" with the author Joseph Highland.