Best of 2016: Insiders vs. Outsiders in Medicine

A look back at how outsiders have influenced medicine throughout time.

Episode 214: Best of 2016: Insiders vs. Outsiders in Medicine by Distillations Podcast

Over the past year we’ve brought you stories about tacos, taxidermy, and DDT. But at the same time we’ve been thinking about and researching medicine—specifically, how outsiders to the field have helped change the ways doctors practice. Join us to find out how philosophers, transgender patients, and Jehovah’s Witnesses have influenced health care in the United States over the past few decades.

Show Clock

00:04 Intro
01:41 Transgender and intersex patients
06:51 Bioethicists
09:55 Jehovah’s Witnesses


Hosts: Michal Meyer and Bob Kenworthy
Guest: Mariel Carr
Producer: Mariel Carr
Associate Producer: Rigoberto Hernandez


"Nature Kid" by Podington Bear, courtesy of the Free Music Archive. Additional music courtesy of the Audio Network.