We learn more about how alcohol was historically viewed as medicinal before science understood its negative health effects. Then, we talk to the author of a book that explores the full history of what formed the atoms that would become human biological material.
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The history of alcohol as a medicinal remedy
Alcohol was long used as a medicinal remedy before we knew more about the negative health effects it can have. We talk to the author of a new book that documents the intertwined history of alcohol and medicine.
Where did what we're made of… come from?
We take a journey learning about the history of our body’s atoms — and how they combine to make us who we are as humans.
Content note: In a response to a question about the creation of elements, Dan said “Once the Big Bang happened, there was a huge amount of oxygen.” He meant to say “hydrogen.” Oxygen was created later in stars.
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