Biomedicine and Mary Shelley's Monster -Ep. 377

Biomedicine and Mary Shelley's Monster -Ep. 377

Record date: Nov 18, 2009

Susan Lederer Professor, Department of Medical History and Bioethics, UW-Madison. Lederer examines how the myth and metaphor of "Frankenstein" articulate the human dilemma of modern science. She offers a historical overview of scientific research from Shelley's day, when the smallpox vaccination revolutionized immunology, to today's cutting-edge scientific developments.

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