#HistChem Distillations

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Each episode of #HistChem Distillations examines a unique aspect of humanity's material legacy and asks the question "how did we get here?" Michal Meyer (a historian) and Bob Kenworthy (a chemist) of the Chemical Heritage Foundation are your guides to engaging conversations about history, technology and chemistry.

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Title: Preview: The Alzheimer's Copernicus Problem

Treating America’s Opioid Addiction Part 2: Synanon and the Tunnel Back to the Human Race.

September 18th, 2018

Our current devastating opioid crisis is unprecedented in its reach and deadliness, but it’s not the first such epidemic the United States has experienced… Go to Episode

Treating America's Opioid Addiction Part 3: Searching for Meaning in Kensington

October 16th, 2018

“We should never, ever forget that addiction treatment is a search for meaning in a place other than using drugs.” —Nancy Campbell, historian of… Go to Episode

Treating America’s Opioid Addiction Part 1: The Narcotic Farm and the Promise of Salvation

August 21st, 2018

Our current devastating opioid crisis is unprecedented in its reach and deadliness, but it’s not the first such epidemic the United States has experienced… Go to Episode

Preview: Treating America's Opioid Addiction, Part 2

August 31st, 2018

In our next episode we’re continuing our three-part series on the history of opioid addiction treatment in the United States. And we’re going back… Go to Episode