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Diseases in Dialogue

In this podcast series, researchers from the ERC-funded "Diseases of Modern Life" project at the University of Oxford join experts from a range of fields to discuss some of the major questions surrounding the scientific, technological and medical developments that have defined the modern era, from the nineteenth century to the present day.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Creative Commons The Gut-Brain Connection Why is digestive health so central to our understanding of who we are? How has this changed since the nineteenth century? How did Victorians perceive the gut-brain connection? What does science tell us now? Emilie Taylor-Brown, Katerina Johnson 24 Jun 2019
2 Creative Commons A Networked Age What does it means to live in a networked age? Was the electric telegraph a forerunner of the internet? Have the benefits of new means of communication been universal? Is the long-awaited ‘global village’ still on the horizon? Grant Blank, Jean-Michel Johnston 24 Jun 2019
3 Creative Commons Surgical Consent How has the relationship between doctor and patient changed since the nineteenth century? Did Victorian surgeons take their patients’ wishes seriously? How have the regulations surrounding surgical consent changed? Ashok Handa, Sally Frampton 24 Jun 2019