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Norman Swan: Breaking boundaries in medicine at DFTB17


This talk was recorded late on the second day of DFTB17 in Brisbane.

Norman Swan is a multi-award winning broadcaster and producer. He has one three Walkey awards for national journalism and in 1989 he was given the Michael Daly award, Australia’s highest prize for science journalism. In this amazing talk he takes us through his formative years as a junior doctor, on to his role in exposing the scientific fraud of Dr William McBride, and beyond.

Not heard of William McBride? He first alerted the world to the dangers of thalidomide in 1961.

Dr Swan is a master story-teller and is well worth a listen.

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So, sit back and watch the talk

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