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Physician's Guide to Doctoring with Bradley B. Block, MD

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Feb 23, 2020

Professor Nathan Lents studied biology at St. Louis University and then completed his PhD at St. Louis University’s school of medicine in Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences.  PhDs need residencies, too, so he did his postdoctoral training in cancer genomics at NYU and loved New York so much that he stayed and is now a Professor at John Jay College in Manhattan and director of the honors program. 

His book, Human Errors: A Panorama of Our Glitches, from Pointless Bones to Broken Genes, discusses the beauty of our flaws.  We are not the well-oiled machines that we think we are.  This is part two out of three of my interview with Professor Lents. In this episode, we talk about how anthropologists have actually informed our current knowledge of nutritional science from the perspective of “how were we designed to eat?” We then get into the weeds with a few medical specialties. For the ENTs, we discuss how the recurrent laryngeal ended up in the chest, why humans are the only primates who choke on their food, and what the heck do the sinuses really do?

He maintains the Human Evolution Blog and his podcast is called This World of Humans. He can be found at

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