If you’ve been paying attention to recent news, you might think that we’re entering a time when leaps forward in health care only happen at great expense. That misses the point. It also, once again, confirms the incorrect impression that we can only make leaps through advances in technology. As I said in previous episodes, people are more important than technology. To illustrate this point, we’ll discuss the guinea worm.
This is adapted from a piece Aaron wrote for the NYT. Links and references are embedded in that piece: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/12/upshot/lessons-from-the-low-tech-defeat-of-the-guinea-worm-.html?abt=0002&abg=1
John Green — Executive Producer
Stan Muller — Director, Producer
Aaron Carroll — Writer
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