Discussing the book "Missile Envy: The Arms Race and Nuclear War," (published by Murrow) with the author, humanist and physician Dr. Helen Caldicott. Program also includes the opening of Studs' inaugural address.
Interviewing Barbara Cartland at her castle and a Welsh physician in Tavistock Square while Studs was in England.
Authors and journalists Howard Wolinsky and Tom Brune discuss their book “The Serpent on the Staff: The Unhealthy Politics of the American Medical Association.” They discuss the political aspects of the healthcare and medical industry in the United States, with particular emphasis placed on the business-side of the American Medical Association (AMA). This program includes an excerpt of an interview with Dr. Quentin Young discussing the AMA. Studs plays "Like a Surgeon" - "Weird Al" Yankovic (1985).
Author, physician, and inventor Edward de Bono discusses his book “The Five-Day Course in Thinking,” and touches on ideas like lateral thinking and vertical thinking. Includes an interview with Peter Lyon.
Author, physician, and inventor Edward de Bono discusses his book “The Five-Day Course in Thinking,” and touches on ideas like lateral thinking and vertical thinking.
Discussing the book "Another War, Another Peace: A Novel" with the author Dr. Ronald J. Glasser.
Dr. Robert Coles' book, "The Call of Service; A Witness to Idealism" came as a result of watching of his mother work tirelessly in soup kitchens, helping the less fortunate. Through his stories and experiences, Coles lets his audience know that one must put himself in others' shoes to truly help others.
Dr. Richard Selzer, a surgeon, reads essays from his book, "Mortal Lesson: Notes on the Art of Surgery." Dr. Selzer recalls moments of his profession that stuck with him including the removal of a diabetic women's leg and the removal of a botfly larvae. He also takes a poetic look at the liver and the skin, including a story about Henry Moss. Dr. Selzer finishes his interview with a story about his first time witnessing an abortion. A comedy skit by Mike Nichols and Elaine May is also played.
Dr. Young talks about his policy about addictive medications at Cook County Hospital, and about the financially driven connections between pharmaceutical companies and doctors.
It is not enough to just treat a disease, explained Dr. Meir Yoeli. Dr. Yoeli said there needs to be a bridge for both science and for the truth of the heart. Also a poet, Dr. Yoeli reads a poem in English and then in Hebrew.
Discussing the book "Center of the Cyclone: An Autobiography of Inner Space" with the author Dr. John C. Lilly.
After having flown 50 missions in Vietnam, Charles Clements went to medical school and became a physician and a human rights activist. Dr. Clements talks about his observations in the poorest sections of Nicaragua. Because medicine for the poor people was considered contraband, Clements had to resort to putting rusty nails into a cup of water and having his patients drink the water for iron supplements. Clements reminds the audience if we don't know our history, we are bound to repeat it.
Dr. Benjamin Spock and Dr. Michael B. Rothenberg discuss the 40th anniversary edition of the book “Baby and Child Care.” The two discuss the changes they've made to the book, criticism they’ve faced since releasing the book, and how they’ve rethought gender roles in childcare. Studs plays “Hush Little Baby” - The Weavers (1955).
Dr. Eugene Mindel, child psychologist and author, discusses his book, "They Grow in Silence: The Deaf Child and His Family,". Dr. Mindel and Studs talk about deaf children and how they learn to communicate without the ability to hear or speak. Studs reads an excerpt from the book about a deaf person feeling locked into themselves. Studs and Dr. Mindel talk about the the book "In this sign" by Joanne Greenberg a novel that portrays the isolation and loneliness of the deaf couple and the struggle of their hearing daughter.
Don Gold, writer and editor, discusses his book "Bellevue: A Documentary of a Large Metropolitan Hospital." He recounts his time spent following doctors and nurses in Bellevue in New York City and discusses how healthcare has become depersonalized. The conversation involves patients who are dealing with mental illnesses, abortions, attempted suicide and the terminally ill. The interview includes reading of passages from his book.