Aspirin: From Poultices to Pills

The medicinal properties of aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) have been well-documented for hundreds of years.

It seems even our ancient ancestors thousands of years ago had some insight into its healing properties even if the usage was misguided. We are still learning about aspirin and the best ways to use it.

Our special guest is Professor Simon Dimmitt, a Physician in General and Cardiovascular Medicine. He has released a website providing evidence-based prescribing for Doctors.

This is the story of Aspirin.


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