Halloween Science

Leeches and maggots may not be what you'd like to see when you go to the doctor, but these folk remedies are making a comeback. Join Ira Flatow in this hour of Science Friday for a look at old cures that still make sense. Plus, we'll hear about an exhibit on Frankenstein, and an electric car that drove from Boston to New York on a single charge. Guests: James Worden CEO and Director, Research and Development Solectria Corporation Wilmington, Massachusetts Robert Root-Bernstein Co-author "Honey, Mud, Maggots, and Other Medical Marvels:The Science Behind Folk Remedies and Old Wives' Tales" (Houghton-Mifflin) Professor of Physiology Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan Michele Root-Bernstein Co-author "Honey, Mud, Maggots, and Other Medical Marvels: The Science Behind Folk Remedies and Old Wives' Tales" (Houghton-Mifflin) East Lansing, Michigan Elizabeth Fee Chief of the History of Medicine Division National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health Bethesda, Maryland

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