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?