Clearly, we live in a time when there are some who choose to ingest medicines created for farm animals rather than one designed for humans.
Our history with medical remedies is long and complicated. In spite of our many advances, there are way too many people who don’t have access to medical care. Unfortunately, there have always been those who prey upon fear and use the hope of feeling better, as a tool to fleece those in need.
This episode of Radio Chipstone is an excerpt from a podcast hosted by contributor Gianofer (JON nah fer) Fields. The podcast is called Refrangible, and is available on Spotify, Stitcher, iTunes or wherever else you get your podcasts.
The episode is entitled Bodies and begins with a discussion with Joe Kapler, lead curator in the Wisconsin Historical Society’s division of Museums and Historic Sites.
Fields and Kapler talk about a time when questionable medical advice didn’t arrive via a search engine. It traveled slowly by horse and wagon.
About the host
Joe Kapler is lead curator in the Wisconsin Historical Society’s division of Museums and Historic Sites.
Gianofer (JON nah fer) Fields is an Art Historian and Material Culture contributor and curates the Radio Chipstone series.
She is also the host of Refrangible, available on Spotify, Stitcher, iTunes or wherever else you get your podcasts.