This was fantastic! Yes, it does take a good deal of time to get through these Great Courses, but it is often time well spent. Honestly, I intend to see if I can get any other courses featuring this professor. She was wonderful at making the situations come to life and adding in a bit of wit without losing the gravity of the situations being discussed. If you only listen to one Great Course, and have a bit of interest in medical science/history/anything similar, then you really should listen to this one. There is even a great explanation of the politics involved as well. I really love this audio book!