Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine

The CDC was recently asked by the Trump administration to stop using seven terms like "fetus" and "transgender" in budget requests. But certainly there's precedent for this right? Certainly this happens all the time, right? RIGHT? This week join Dr. Sydnee and Justin for a history of the CDC and medical censorship.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones213TheCDC.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:24am EST

This week on Sawbones, we join you live from Seattle. Seeing as this town took place in the home of Starbucks, we took the opportunity to extoll the many medicinal virtues of coffee.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones212Coffee.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37pm EST

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Dr. Sydnee explore all the weird, terrible ways we've tried to fix one of the human body's most basic problem. It's a history of wound care!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones211WoundCare.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12pm EST

This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin introduce you to Martin Couney, the (maybe) doctor who put babies into a carnival side show and saved a generation of preemies.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones210TheBabyShow.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:06pm EST

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin visit Disneyland and the only souvenir they bring back is an investigation into the history of Legionnaires' Disease.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones209Legionnaires.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30pm EST

Grilling season is over in our part of the U.S. and Justin wants to know what he's gonna do with all this left over charcoal. The answer, according to Dr. Sydnee? EVERYTHING.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones208Charcoal.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:09am EST

This week on Sawbones, we're examining all the health benefits of the red hot chili peppers. Flea is good for you, believe it or ... wait, it's not those chili peppers?

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones207ChiliPeppers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:03pm EST

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin visit the home of Coca-Cola to recount the history of medicinal soda pop and try to finally solve the age-old dispute of Coke vs. Brad's Drink.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones206.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:38pm EST

The moon is more than just a big hunk of cheese. Actually, it's not even really cheese. Did you think it was cheese? Wow, you know less about the moon that we thought. Dr. Sydnee and Justin's history of all the things we blame the moon for is going to be extra super educational for you, huh?

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones205TheMoon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:49am EST

Take a thrilling journey through time with Dr. Sydnee and Justin as they travel to the 1800s and peer inside a doctor's bag.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones2041800sDoctorsBag.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:21am EST

Join Dr. Sydnee as she shocks Justin with the revelation that aspirin isn't for headaches anymore, along with plenty of other revelations about this wonder pill.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones203Aspirin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:37pm EST

This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin delve into the strange story of the king who thought he was made of glass, and the many he might have convinced that they were too.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones202TheGlassDelusion.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:15pm EST

How many pull ups can you do? How fast can you run? How far can you jump? Most importantly: Why does the President of the United States care so much? These questions and more answered this week!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones201PresidentialFitness.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:38pm EST

Dr. Sydnee and Justin mark the 200th episode of Sawbones with a topic that's a real snooze: The history of snoring! (Get it?)

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones200Snoring.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:12pm EST

Sawbones tries to lighten things up this week and Dr. Sydnee and Justin explore the chuckle-worthy history of tickling.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones199Tickling.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:17pm EST

This week on Sawbones, join Justin and Dr. Sydnee for a timely, tragic history of eugenics. 

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones198Eugenics.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:44pm EST

This week on Sawbones, join Justin and Dr. Sydnee for a sobering look at America's opioid crisis. The bad news: We're all still living in a Sawbones episode.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones197OpioidAddiction.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:03am EST

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin rub a baby alligator's heart on every penis we can find as we explore the history of treating erectile dysfunction.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones196ErectileDysfunction.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:33am EST

Philadelphia is home not only to the most recent Sawbones live show, but also one of the world's most unusual museums -- The Mutter Museum -- a collection of medical oddities and anatomical specimens. But this is no freak show, this is an unflinching, educational look at the disturbingly beautiful and beautifully disturbing side of medicine. This is the Sawbones promised land.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones195MutterMuseum.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:46pm EST

The man who (maybe) inspired Mary Shelley's Frankenstein didn't just try to breathe life into corpses. He also invented a medicine so toxic it was used in chemical warfare. Also, a kind of blue! This is all real. We swear.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones194Dippel.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37pm EST

If you've got a few decades on you, you've certainly started to notice a few of the telltale signs of aging. Well, not YOU, of course. YOU look great, but like, your friends and stuff. This week, Justin and Dr. Sydnee explore the incredible array of bizarre treatments for wrinkles.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones193Wrinkles.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:20pm EST

This week, special guest Laura Kate Dale joins Dr. Sydnee and Justin for a (very) incomplete history of gender confirmation. We hope you'll join us too!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: SawbonesGenderConfirmationA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:46pm EST

Why is there iodine in salt? What takes the place of a removed organ? Can you ... actually, that one is too gross to put here. Join Dr. Sydnee and Justin as they take on your weird medical questions even ... that last one.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

 

Direct download: Sawbones191MedicalQs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:48pm EST

This week, we conclude our series on "conversion therapy" with the religious aspect of this horrific "treatment."

Trigger Warning: The treatments used in these "therapies" were upsetting, and those sensitive to hearing about them may wish to avoid this episode.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

 

Direct download: Sawbones190ConversionTherapyPart2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:20pm EST

This week, we're honoring Pride Month and the LGBTQ community with an exploration of the disturbing history of conversion therapy. 

Trigger Warning: The treatments used in these "therapies" were upsetting, and those sensitive to hearing about them may wish to avoid this episode.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones189ConversionTherapy01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:40am EST

Tattoos (usually) look cool, but did you know they've also been used throughout history to treat illness? It's true! This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin explore the history of medicinal tattoos.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones188Tattoos.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:50am EST

Live from Austin, Texas, it's ... well, it's one of the grossest episodes Justin and Dr. Sydnee have ever recorded. So, sorry about that. Anyway, let's talk about The Clap!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones187TheClap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:16pm EST

We mentioned him in our last episode, but Vivien Thomas deserves his own episode. Join Dr. Sydnee and Just as they explore the life of the high-school educated grandson of slaves that changed the face of surgery.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones186VivienThomas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:35pm EST

Thanks to Jimmy Kimmel's heartfelt plea for healthcare on behalf of his infant son, Tetralogy of Fallot has been in the headlines. This week on Sawbones, join us for the inspiring story of how we fought back against the debilitating ailment.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones185ToF.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:54pm EST

This week on Sawbones, Justin and Dr. Sydnee explore the Salisbury diet, and meet the incredible woman who turned into a poop detective to prove it right.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones184Salisbury.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:41pm EST

This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin explore a medical mystery: Why, for a town in Colorado, was having brown teeth a sign of great tooth health?

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones183Flouride.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18am EST

Just how long has the first-year doctor checking you out been awake? The answer may surprise you. The biggest surprise, however, is why a sleepy doctor may be better than the alternative.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Swabones182Residency.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18pm EST

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin explore some of the reasons people eat things they really shouldn't. Like dirt. And cigarette butts. And clay. And mattresses.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones181Pica.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:52pm EST

This week, Justin and Dr. Sydnee bring you the thrilling story of how a former department store clerk from Greece saved countless lives with the invention of a single test.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones180Pap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:34pm EST

We're continuing our celebration of MaxFunDrive by giving back to you, our lovely listeners and even lovelier donors with an all Q&A episode of Sawbones. Why do runners poop? Can you skip a day of antibiotics? Enquire within!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones179QandA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:04pm EST

Were you aware that history's coolest doctor was a guy named James Barry who began their life as a woman? Sit down. For this super-sized #MaxFunDrive episode, we've got the whole story.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

 

 

Direct download: Sawbones178JamesBarry.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12pm EST

Live from the Crow's Nest of the ms Westerdam, it's Sawbones all about norovirus! (Hey, we're on a cruise ship, what else are we gonna talk about?

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones177Norovirus.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:51pm EST

This week, Dr. Sydnee's dad Tommy Smirl sits in for Justin as they explore the history of patient privacy. Why does the doctor have to keep your secrets? Find out this week!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones176HIPA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Last week, we took you through detox. This week, we're going WAY deeper with a single treatment: The Purification Rundown. Strap in, folks, this one GOES PLACES.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones175Rundown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17pm EST

Before you start your next juice cleanse or coffee enema, we beg of you: Let Dr. Sydnee and Justin reassure you of the amazing detoxification powers of the human body.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones174Detox.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:51pm EST

Hey, but what ARE sinuses. It's OK if you don't know, Justin didn't either. Join him in a brief education from doctor Sydnee and hear about DaVinci's near miss with sinus history.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones173Sinuses.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:01pm EST

This is a story about Tarrare. Tarrare was always hungry. Here is a list of some of the things Tarrare ate: A cat. A puppy. A snake. An eel. Offal. Poultices.

And maybe people.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones172Tarrare.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:32pm EST

America has welcomed millions of immigrants in its time. This week, we explore the medical hoops they've had to jump through to get in and explore how those have changed over the years.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones171Immigration.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:24pm EST

The American health insurance system is unlike any other in the world, and not in the good way. It's probably about to get worse. This is the story of how we got here.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones170Insurance.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:41pm EST

No need to be blue, we're back with an all-new Sawbones about silver! See, that's a very good joke, because ingesting silver can turn you blue, but you wouldn't know that because you haven't listened yet. Sorry.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones169Silver.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:46pm EST

Is 2017 the year that everybody gets to go to space? Well, no, probably not. But the groundwork is there for us to do it thanks to the doctors and astronauts that pioneered space medicine. 

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones168SpaceMedicine.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:48pm EST

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