In October I was asked to give a lecture to staff and students of the medical school at the State University of St Petersburg -- in the historic old Law lecture room where both President Putin and Premier Medvedev gave orations during their studies. There was a video made by the university, and it has now been put online at:
It is an indeed relaxed lecture with an interested young auditorium not yet spoiled with guidelines, able to implement new knowledge.
Having had to live and learn through all those spoiling stages of a physician's life, I recognize, and think it very helpful for any doctor, that, for the first time,you (at least as I have noticed) clearly distinguished between the effects of antibiotics on extra- and intracellular microbes.
I think during your lecture in Teheran the auditorium had difficulties to accept that antibiotics don't work, although you, after a short while, added 'not in chronic disease'.
Who was the translator? He appeared full of empathy for your work.
I could not clearly understand one of the last questions, did it deal with God?
A kind of: If there is a God, it might be a microbe...?
That is Prof Leonid Churilov, head of the Dept of Pathophysiology at the University, and the most cited medical author in Russia. He jokes that he is only widely cited because he wrote the (3 volumes, 4 editions) textbook for Pathophysiology, and everybody remembers something in that when they are writing their own papers He says I am wasting my time writing papers, I need to be writing textbooks