Trench to Bedside (Rebroadcast) #463

March 02, 2018

This week we're taking on maggots, wounds, and diarrhea in an episode about medical problems that plague the military, so make sure your last meal is a few hours behind you before you tuck in your ear buds. We speak with Captain Mark Riddle, the director of the United States Military Diarrheal Disease Vaccine Research Program at the US Army Medical Research and Material Command, about new ways to prevent and treat travelers' diarrhea. And we talk with George Peck, a medical entomologist, about using maggots to help wounds heal.

This episode is hosted by Bethany Brookshire, science writer from Science News.

Guests:

  • Mark Riddle
  • George Peck

Guest Bios

Mark Riddle

Captain Mark Riddle is the director of the United States Military Diarrheal Diseases Vaccine Research Program at the US Army Medical Research and Material Command. His work focuses on tracking, treating and preventing diseases such as traveler's diarrhea via vaccines, antibiotics and more.

George Peck

George Peck is a medical entomologist who's previous work was conducted at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Washington State. He now manages a mosquito control district in Oregon. He specializes in vectors, insects such as mosquitoes and house flies that can spread disease.

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