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Jan 18, 2008

Episode 16 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Dr. Steven Novella from the popular podcast The Skeptics Guide to the Universe. This is a personal interview in which Dr. Novella talks about choosing to become a physician and a neurologist. As a practicing physician at Yale, Dr. Novella is in a good position to reflect on how advances in neuroscience are influencing patient care.  We also talk about the challenge of helping patients get accurate information and the importance of skeptical thinking when evaluating healthcare claims.

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Length: 38 minutes 16 seconds