History of medicine is topic of July 4 On Call

History of medicine is topic of July 4 On Call The history of medicine is the topic of the July 4 edition of On Call.

"We'll explore the roots of pharmacy and highlight important advances such as antibiotics and insulin," On Call producer and host Lindsey Meyers said. "We'll also take a look at the contribution of nurses throughout history, including nurses' roles in times of war and famous nurses such as

Florence Nightingale. And we'll visit the Sioux Empire Medical Museum.

Meyers and On Call Medical Editor Dr. Rick Holm will discuss the topic with guest Dr. Robert Rietz from the Brookings Medical Clinic.

"The face of medicine is constantly changing with the development of new treatments and procedures. That's why it is exciting to take a look back into history to realize how far we've come in our advancements in modern medicine," Meyers said.

On Call is a weekly program about medicine on South Dakota Public Television. The South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service produces the program.

On Call is the only medical program endorsed by the South Dakota State Medical Association and the South Dakota Department of Health.

It is made possible by major underwriter support from Sioux Valley Clinic and Avera Health. Additional sponsors include The South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care, GlaxoSmithKline, Dakotacare, Brookings Hospital, Rapid City Regional Hospital, Swiftel Communications and Friends of SDPB.

The program is broadcast at 4:30 p.m. on South Dakota Public Television.

Foot problems will be the topic of the July 11 show. Viewers can call 1-888-DrOnCall (1-888-376-6225) with questions for the program any time of day. Or submit questions through the On Call Web site, http://oncall.sdstate.org/.

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