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A new book traces the early history of blood transfusions.
Before CSI or Law and Order, how did chemical crimes come to light? Ira talks with author Deborah Blum about her new book about the dawn of medical forensics.
Medical historian Howard Markel discusses his book An Anatomy of Addiction.
In his new book, neuroscientist Eric Kandel writes of artists and scientists in 20th-century Vienna.
Ira talks with author Rebecca Skloot about 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,' a tale of biology and medical ethics.
Science museums aren't just dioramas and dusty skeletons anymore.
The money will be used to turn Nikola Tesla’s final laboratory into a museum.
In natural history museums around the world, art and science intersect in the de...
Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum has a lot of heart, and other organs too.
How do museums protect and preserve artistic and historic artifacts for the ages...
\t"Disturbingly informative," is how museum director Robert Hicks describes Philadelphia's Mütter Museum--items of interest include a gangrenous hand, wax models of extinct diseases, deformed bones and body parts. Now imagine what's in the basement. Science Friday got a behind-the-scenes tour.