004 – Urine | Liquid Gold

Travis Brown This Medical Life Urine Podcast

This is the story of urine.

If there is one constant throughout all of medical history, it is the value of urine. Our ancient ancestors believed they could predict a patient’s recovery (or not) upon examination of their urine to the middle ages where they used a scale of colour, thickness, and sediment.

Urine was also used in a range of non-medical and even commercial uses that boggles the modern mind. This episode examines the history of urine, its uses, and its modern-day medical uses. The range of testing we have available for urine is staggering and it raises the question: is urine liquid gold?