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    • Extreme Medicine

    • How Exploration Transformed Medicine in the Twentieth Century
    • By: Kevin Fong
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Little more than 100 years ago, maps of the world still boasted white space: places where no human had ever trod. Within a few short decades the most hostile of the world's environments had all been conquered. Likewise, in the 20th century, medicine transformed human life. Doctors took what was routinely fatal and made it survivable. As modernity brought us ever more into different kinds of extremes, doctors pushed the bounds of medical advances and human endurance. Extreme exploration challenged the body in ways that only the vanguard of science could answer.

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    • Face transplants and interstellar travel?

    • By Kathy on 09-24-14

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