Season 1

Listen to our inaugural season, “The Pathologist in the Basement,” about Dorothy Andersen, a physician and pathologist who solved a medical mystery when she identified and defined cystic fibrosis in 1938. A passionate outdoorswoman, a “rugged individualist” and a bit of an enigma, Andersen changed the way we understand acute lung and gastrointestinal problems in young children.

This podcast is distributed by PRX and published in partnership with Scientific American. Season 1 art is by Marina Muun.

Articles

Historical Profile: Dorothy Hansine Andersen

American paediatrician and pathologist whoidentifi ed cystic fi brosis. Born in Asheville, NC,USA, on May 15, 1901, she died in New York,NY, USA on March 3, 1963, aged 61 years.

ELECTROLYTE ABNORMALITIES OF THE SWEAT IN FIBROCYSTIC DISEASE OF THE PANCREAS‍

by Darling, Robert C. M.D., diSant'Agnese, Paul A. M.D. Perera, George A. M.D. Andersen, Dorothy H. M.D. (1953)

Sweat electrolyte disturbances associated with childhood pancreatic disease

by Paul A. di Sant'Agnese M.D.Robert C.DarlingM.D. George A. Perera M.D.EthelSheaB.A.

About-face at Harvard

A push is on to make the portraits on the walls — white men, almost all — reflect the diverse face of the university today. By Tracy Jan. (2018)

Identification of the cystic fibrosis gene: chromosome walking and jumping

by J M Rommens, M C Iannuzzi, B Kerem, M L Drumm, G Melmer, M Dean, R Rozmahel, J L Cole, D Kennedy, N Hidaka, et al.

Lectures

Cystic Fibrosis – Update for 2021

Pediatric Grand Rounds January 27, 2021 Brian O’Sullivan, MD Professor of Pediatrics, The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth Pediatric Pulmonology, Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock