Episode 9: Willow Bark to Fix the Heart (but not influenza)

How aspirin came to be and what it does for us even after 300 years of use. Except in influenza. The second half of Paris, with some slightly scratchy but nevertheless excellent music from a French folk band.

Music: L’amour est a tout le monde

Musicians: Moussu T e Lei Jovents

Poem: Jardin des Enfants Rouges by Kirstin

Sources: Moussu T e Lei Jovents, Aspirin in 1918 Influenza article, and aspirin history/mechanism from Goodman & Gilman’s the Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 11th edition.