The French Disease at 500
In 1495, a mysterious and deadly plague struck the city of Naples. Over the next 500 years, the medical attempts to understand and treat this new disease — syphilis — would mold and shape medicine in surprising ways. In this episode, Tony Breu and I will perform an historical and physiological biography of syphilis, covering the development of germ theory, epic poetry, mercury saunas, intentionally infecting patients with malaria, magic bullets, and lots and lots of experiments on poor rabbits. This presentation was performed live at the American College of Physicians’ national meeting in Philadelphia on April 11, 2019.
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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
Anthony Breu, 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
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Expiration Date: April 22, 2019
Termination Date: April 22, 2022
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