In This Episode
Dr. Paul Offit and I discuss his latest book, Pandora’s Lab: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong. Dr. Offit discusses seven discoveries that were initially promoted as stunning breakthroughs in science, but turned out to be devastatingly destructive to mankind. Several of these “breakthroughs” are still affecting us all today, and some could spell the destruction of the human race…
About Our Guest
Paul Offit is an internationally recognized pediatric infectious diseases specialist, and an expert on vaccines, immunology, and virology. He is the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology, Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, and Director of the Vaccine Education Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
He is the co-inventor of the rotavirus vaccine that is credited with saving hundreds of infants’ and children’s lives every day. He is also a prolific writer and the author of more than one hundred and sixty scholarly articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, and six medical narratives, including his newest book: Pandora’s Lab: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong.