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Taking the Pulse - The Emergence of a New Diagnostic Method
What is a more familiar bodily phenomenon than the pulse? We are so accustomed to the sensation of our pulse that it is easy to think this was always a part of human experience. But what if this was not always the case? When did physicians learn about the pulse, and how did it become so central to medical practice and to our own experiences of our bodies?
In this podcast Dr. Yakir Paz interviews Dr. Orly Lewis, a historian of medicine in antiquity, on the history of pulse measurement in ancient Greece and Rome.

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