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The Paradocs Podcast

The Paradocs is a fun and lively discussion with a couple of docs on the practice of medicine. Occasionally serious, usually lighthearted, and accidentally informative. A show for physicians to learn more about what is going on and a great place for them to direct their friends and family to better understand the challenges they face.

Jul 2, 2020


Hydroxychloroquine is an old medicine and treatment for conditions causing cyclical fevers like malaria. But hydroxychloroquine has been used in the treatment of infections like SARS, influenza and others. Why did this happen? Where did it start? And what is its place today in the treatment regimen for COVID-19?

My guest today is Dr. Adam Rodman of Bedside Rounds Podcast. He is an internist and amateur medical historian who has studied in depth on the origins of quinine, chloroquine, and hydroxychloroquine. He also had a frantic month of treating COVID-19 in his Boston, MA hospital where he watched first hand the dangers of COVID and the effectiveness of their treatment regimens.

By looking at the past flu pandemic in 1918 he offers some great insight into how people haven't changed a whole lot in their reactions to wearing masks, social media, and the like. Listen in as we take a trip into the past and try to understand the present and perhaps predict the future of this current pandemic.

Dr. Adam Rodman is an internist at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, MA. He is also the host of the Bedside Rounds podcast.
show notes

Bedside Rounds Podcast: Bedside Rounds is a podcast that looks at the history of medicine in all sorts of eras. Also, if you are an internist you can get CME credit for listening to the shows.

Adam Rodman on twitter: @AdamRodmanMD

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