Ep. 27 The coronary heart disease pandemic: a medical historian’s perspective
Coronary heart disease remains shrouded in mystery as to its causes and natural history. Our guest is Dr. William Rothstein, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Maryland, who has just published The Coronary Heart Disease Pandemic of the Twentieth Century: Emergence and Decline in Advanced Countries. This fresh look at the patterns of coronary mortality rates throughout the world over the last 8 decades calls into question received notions about this disease.