There’s talk in the news from time to time about the surprising efficacy of medieval medicine. Does it actually work? This week, Danièle speaks with emergency physician and wilderness medicine expert Dr. Joe Alcock about which medieval remedies really could work in a pinch, and why.
Joe Alcock is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of New Mexico. His research is focused on evolution and the human microbiota. Click here to read his blog EvolutionMedicine or follow him on Twitter @JoeAlcockMD.
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Podcast editing done by Noah Tetzner, who is also the host of The History of Vikings podcast
Top Image: Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 6866, fol. 279r