History of Science

The Secret History of Penicillin

We all know Alexander Fleming's name, who discovered penicillin in 1928. In this episode, we will focus on the state of treatments before the discovery of penicillin, before mentioning Alexander Fleming and the large-scale development of this antibiotic during the Second World War. Finally, we will talk about the reception given to it by the public and the scientific world, as well as its misuse that will allow many bacteria to become more resistant.   

Learn more

History of Acromegaly

Discover the history of acromegaly, from David & Goliath myth to how we treate the disease nowadays

Learn more

History of the Plague of Athens

In this episode, we will discuss this crisis considered today to be the first major epidemic in history. Through the stories of Thucydides, we will discuss the arrival of the disease in the port of Piraeus, the symptoms, and the attempts at treatment by the nursing staff, which was the profession most affected by the disease.

Learn more

History of the eradication of Poliomyelitis

In these podcasts on the history of the Polio, we talk about the first traces found in Egypt, the dramatic epidemia in the XIXth and XXth century and the development of a vaccine that almost eradicated the disease.

Learn more

History of plague

In these podcasts on the history of the Plague, we talk about the pioneering discoveries of Alexander Yersin, the Justinian Plague and the Black Death.

Learn more

History of Cancer

From the first discoveries of tumors, to the first trials of treatments to the rise of oncology and conventional and innovative therapies. An incredible scientific story!

Learn more

History of genes

Discover in this podcast, the fabulous history of genetics: from the first works on heredity to the recent pioneers of the 20th century.

Learn more

History of Stress

Stress is probably as old as a mankind. However, it was not discovered scientifically until the first half of the 20th century.

Learn more

History of Memory

The history of memory is lulled by attempts at explanations, improvements, theories, and of course recent advances (Alzheimer's disease). Check out this exciting podcast.

Learn more

History of allergies

In this podcast, we talk about the history of allergies through historical anecdotes, starting with ancient Egypt and ending with the great discoveries of the past two centuries.

Learn more

History of blood

This first episode is devoted to the history of blood in medicine, rich in beliefs, anecdotes and progress. From the Theory of Humors to blood transfusion, via bloodletting, discover this fabulous history!

Learn more