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History of Medicine and Advances in Surgery/Medical Research


“One hundred years ago, a baby had a 50 percent chance of dying,â€? Dr. Lawrence Dorr explained. “In 1900, the life expectancy was 47 years. Tuberculosis (TB) was the biggest killer of man through all history until 1950..." Today on the show, we'll hear about advances throughout medical history.


  • Dr. Lawrence Dorr, M.D. (author and inventor of new robotic surgical techniques)


During the second segment, Lyn Jakeman will join us to discuss new research which could help humans recover from spinal cord injuries by mimicking the regeneration process of salamanders.


  • Lyn Jakeman (Associate Professor of Physiology and Cell Biology at The Ohio State University)