Dr. Andrew Lam – The Only Winner in War is Medicine
The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Inside Science Series
Welcome to The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Inside Science, Interview Series on radio and podcast. I’m Paul Vogelzang, and we have a fantastic interview today with Smithsonian Associate, Dr. Andrew Lam about his upcoming Smithsonian Associates presentation titled “The Only Winner in War is Medicine.” I’ll introduce Dr. Andrew Lam in just a moment.
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The history of medicine is replete with advances made by hard-working maverick doctors who, through intelligence, serendipity, and perseverance, made astonishing progress against humankind’s deadliest diseases.
Yet, our guest today, surgeon and author Andrew Lam says one factor spurred more medical breakthroughs than any other: war. Dr. Andrew Lam will be presenting at Smithsonian Associates coming up, and please check out our website for more details on his full presentation, but we have Dr. Lam today to share some details and introduction as Dr. Lam reveals to us here how D-Day, Luftwaffe bombing raids, top-secret Liberty ship cargo, and aerial dogfights during World War II bequeathed to humanity innovations in surgery, cancer treatment, and trauma care that still serve us today.
Dr. Lam’s book on medical history, The Masters of Medicine: Our Greatest Triumphs in the Race to Cure Humanity’s Deadliest Diseases will be discussed, too, and I think you’ll enjoy this historical account of medical advances, so please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Inside Science, Interview Series on radio and podcast, Dr. Andrew Lam.
Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Inside Science interview series on radio and podcast Dr. Andrew Lam.
My thanks to Dr. Andrew Lam for his generous time today. Dr. Andrew Lam will be presenting at Smithsonian Associates coming up, and please check out our website for more details on his full presentation, and the title of his presentation is “The Only Winner in War Is Medicine.” Great stuff! My thanks to the Smithsonian for all they do to support the show, and my thanks to you, our special audience here on The Not Old Better Show on radio and podcast. Please be well, be safe, and remember, let’s talk about better. The Not Old Better Show. Thanks, everybody, and we’ll see you next week.