Bacteriophages — viruses that target and kill bacteria — were one of the most promising medical treatments of the early 20th century, and were used to treat all sorts of infections, from cholera to staph, and everything in between. But by the 1950s, they had all but died out in the West. This episode tells the story of the humble phage, from its discovery in the waters of the Ganges, love trysts ending in a KGB execution, and to a resurgence of this once forgotten therapy in the 21st century as an answer to antibiotic resistance.
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Podcasts and Audio Content
Bedside Rounds is a medical podcast by Adam Rodman, MD, about fascinating stories in clinical medicine rooted in history. ACP has teamed up with Adam to offer continuing medical education related to his podcasts, available exclusively to ACP members by completing the CME/MOC quiz.
Adam Rodman, MD, ACP Member - Host & Producer
Andrew Hale, MD - Guest
Joshua Allen-Dicker, MD, MPH, ACP Member
Andrea Cedfeldt, MD, FACP
Thomas G. Cooney, MD, MACP
David Feinbloom, MD, FACP
Marisa Jupiter, MD, ACP Member
Nicholas Kiefer, MD, ACP Resident/Fellow Member
Geeda Maddaleni, MD
Jorge Rodriguez, MD
Jordan Talan, MD, ACP Resident/Fellow Member
Anita Vanka, MD, FACP
Anthony Breu, MD
Avital O'Glasser, MD, FACP
Zahir Kanjee, MD, ACP Member
Jarred McAteer, MD, ACP Resident/Fellow Member
Eileen E. Reynolds, MD, MACP
Adam Strauss, MD
Those named above unless otherwise indicated have no relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.
Release Date: November 12, 2018
Expiration Date: November 12, 2021
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Physicians and Bedside Rounds. The American College of Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Physicians designates each enduring material (podcast) for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Points
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 medical knowledge MOC Point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
How to Claim CME Credit and MOC Points
After listening to the podcast, complete a brief multiple-choice question quiz. To claim CME credit and MOC points you must achieve a minimum passing score of 66%. You may take the quiz multiple times to achieve a passing score.