Improving our apologies, Alcohol’s medicinal history

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We get advice on why it’s important to apologize and how to do it better. Then, we learn more about how alcohol was historically viewed as medicinal before science understood its negative health effects.

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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.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Marjorie Ingall Guest
  • Susan McCarthy Guest
  • Camper English Guest

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