Doc Talk #98 – Why do we have an appendix?

 

 

In this show we delved into some of the lesser known parts of the body, and in the process discovered something about our ancient past.

Some of the apparently redundant features are remnants of when we were very different animals, and some of them are not as unimportant as they seem.

In this whistle-stop tour, we visited the appendix, tonsils, wisdom teeth, the coccyx, double organs, auricular muscles and sinuses among others.

Listen again by clicking the link above to learn more!