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How Do Celebrity Patients Affect Treatment?

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How Do Celebrity Patients Affect Treatment?

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How Do Celebrity Patients Affect Treatment?

How Do Celebrity Patients Affect Treatment?

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Celebrity patients from Lou Gehrig to Lance Armstrong have changed the way many look at disease, treatments and the practice of medicine.

Guest:

Dr. Barron Lerner, author of When Illness Goes Public: Celebrity Patients and How We Look at Medicine; Angelica Berrie-Gold Foundation associate professor of medicine and public health, Columbia University Medical Center/Mailman School of Public Health