Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine (general)

Dr. Sydnee and Justin asked why you, their beloved listeners, haven't gotten a flu shot and now they're taking 27 (yes, 27) of your most common excuses and blowing them to smithereens.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones249FluShots.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:15pm EDT

Dr. Price was a dentist with some pretty bad ideas about nutrition. That probably wouldn't have merited an appearance on Sawbones ... except those bad ideas went on to inspire a terrifying modern following.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones248DrPrice.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:54am EDT

This week Justin and Dr. Sydnee try desperately to save you from cholera on a grand tour of the many different ways to die on The Oregon Trail.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

(Apologies if your player downloads this episode twice, we had an issue with the file we're trying to troubleshoot.)

Direct download: Sawbones247THEOregonTrailA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:19pm EDT

You had to see this one coming. Yes, just a few short weeks after Justin's surgery, Dr. Sydnee decides to explain the complete history of vasectomies in excruciating detail in front a few thousand of their closest friends.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones246Vasectomy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:49pm EDT

We take for granted that we know what bodies look like on the inside, but this week on Sawbones we honor those brave pioneers that had to draw them for the very first time. Also Dr. Sydnee and Justin explore the scandal behind the most famous book of medical illustrations.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones245MedicalIllustration.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:32pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin discuss what we owe to people who do terrible things in the name of medical progress. 

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones244MAME.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30pm EDT

People talk a lot of mess about drugs being dangerous, and they're right. But did you know that ether frolics, a delightfully named drug party, inspired a powerful anasthetic? It's true!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones243Ether.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:07am EDT

Asbestos has gotten a lot of bad publicity over the last century, but isn't that just because it's so incredibly dangerous for humans to inhale? Isn't that just another case of bias? As the current American administration seems to be clearing a path for asbestos to return to the spotlight, Justin and Dr. Sydnee looked into this misunderstood extremely hazardous substance. 

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones242Asbestos.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:17pm EDT

Justin and Dr. Sydnee explore the history of Perkins' Tractors which are both 1. not what they sound like and 2. not what they claim to be. Mysterious!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones241PerkinsTractors.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:24pm EDT

If the pill you've been taking has been helping you, but it's really made of sugar, would you want to know? Those and other thrilling ethical questions await in our discussion of the placebo effect.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones240Placebo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:49pm EDT

CBD oil is collecting a lot of adherents and getting a lot of buzz due to, in part, it being derived from cannabis. It won't get you high, but is CBD oil the panacea many are promoting it as? Let's discuss on this week's Sawbones!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones239CBDOil.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:14pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, we explore a completely groundless testing method based on the same science as Ouija boards that's used by over a third of American chiropractors. 

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones238AppliedKinesiology.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:40am EDT

In honor of the rescue of 12 boys and their coach from a cave in Thailand, we're discussing the history of dive medicine research that helped make it possible.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones237TheBends.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:10pm EDT

Ozone provides a helpful layer of sunscreen for Earth, but it's toxic to humans. It will come as no surprise to regular Sawbones listeners that we've spent the past couple hundred years trying to jam it in every possible orifice.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones236Ozone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:11pm EDT

Imagine an incredible pill that could give you nausea and diarrhea and then once ejected from your body could be reused an endless number of times. Dream no more! Antimony is here!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones235Antimony.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:42pm EDT

You've likely heard a lot about the ketogenic diet lately, but have you heard it wasn't created for weight loss? Maybe you did, Justin didn't. Either way, we'll talk about it and so much more on this week's episode of Sawbones.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones234KetoDiet.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:22pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin talk about their struggles with mental health. Trigger warning for discussion of depression, anxiety and suicide.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones233MentalHealthStories.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Does the position of the sun and the stars at the time of your birth determine your medical history? No! But some people thought it did. Scratch that, still do. Oh, and can we talk about Dr. Oz for a second?

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones232MedicalAstrology.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:45pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin hunt for the the soccer gene as they talk about the modern trend of DNA testing and read their own results for the first time on the show!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones231DNA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:43pm EDT

Here in our hemisphere, the sun is brutalizing us even now, weeks away from the start of summer. For many, that means the return of freckles. But where are these little guys coming from? And how can we burn them off with acid? This week, Sawbones asks the tough questions.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones230Freckles.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:04pm EDT

East Coast fast food restaurants have been plagued recently by Hepatitis A scares. This week, live from the Columbus Podcast Festival, Justin and Dr. Sydnee take you behind the history of the disease.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones229HepatitisA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:01pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee shares her breastfeeding experiences and discusses some of the stigma surrounding the practice in America. She and Justin also take some time to shatter breastfeeding myths.

 

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones228Breastfeeding2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:44pm EDT

This week on Sawbones: Bones! We know, we thought it was weird it took us this long too. It's like ... right there in the title, you know? Anyway: BONES!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones227Fractures.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:40pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, we're talking about genetically-modified organisms. Should you be afraid when you see GMO on packaging? Or is genetic modification an incredible technology that may be humanity's best hope at avoiding extinction?

You'll have to listen to find out, but we've probably already tipped our hand.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

 

Direct download: Sawbones226GMO.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:10pm EDT

How well do you know your horrifying medical history? Find out this week as you test your knowledge with The Ghastly Gauntlet: A Sawbones Super Quiz! What will you score?

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones225Quiz1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:09pm EDT

Ever wonder what doctors do when they're not giving you a check up? Wonder how to get the most out of ever doctor's visit? We've got the answers for you in our new episode: The Secret Life of Doctors.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones224SecretLife.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:18pm EDT

This week we've got bee venom therapy another Goop favorite, that despite all the Gwenecdotal evidence may not be worth the risk. Hopefully Dr. Sydnee and Justin's goofing will help take the sting out of it.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones223BeeVenom.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:35pm EDT

This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin mark the passing of Stephen Hawking by discussing the disease that shaped his life and the unusual, prolific physician that discovered it.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones222ALS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:56pm EDT

Dr. Sydnee and Justin have talked about when you get sick at your house and when you're treated at the hospital, but isn't there a missing link? Isn't there something between those two things? What are Dr. Sydnee and Justin hiding? Well, nothing, they just have never talked about ambulances before. So here we go.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones221Ambulances.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:19pm EDT

We've been gone for a little while, but with good reason! We had another baby. To save ourselves sisterly in-fighting in their teen years, we're recounting the (slightly less eventful) birth of our second daughter this week.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones220BirthStory2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:24pm EDT

Does chewing Excedrin really make it work faster? Does gasoline help a bee sting? We'll answer those queries and many more as Dr. Sydnee and Justin take on more of your weird medical questions.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones219WeirdQA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:44pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, it's the story of a miraculous cure and how we all have to work together to protect it. Join Dr. Sydnee and Justin for the story of antibiotics.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones218Antibiotics.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin rub two different kinds of poop on your throat because they don't know iodine exists. Join us for a history of the goiter.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones217Thyroid.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:02pm EDT

This week, we devote an entire episode of our medical podcast to discouraging people from eating detergent pods. 2018 is off to a great start.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones216TidePods.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:10pm EDT

Do you need a doctor and her lovely sidekick to tell you that you shouldn't drink dirty water? No, probably not. But, infuriatingly, some people do. So we will. Let's talk about "raw water."

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones215RawWater.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:59pm EDT

For your listening edification, Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her lovely assistant Justin McElroy are delighted to present a full accounting of the injuries likely sustained by the Wet Bandits.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones214HomeAlone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:34pm EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

It's Candlenights 2016, and that can only mean one thing: Dr. Sydnee is trying to ruin Christmas again. Join her as she explains to poor, pitiful Justin all of Santa's terrible health risks, recorded live in Huntington, WV.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones167SickSanta.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:06am EDT

Chapped lips are a minor annoyance, but that didn't stop old-timey people from smushing together TWO DIFFERENT KINDS OF BRAINS to rub on them. Join Justin and Dr. Sydnee for a history of cheilitis.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones166Chapping.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:13pm EDT

It's the perfect time of year for gingerbread cookies, but what do you do with all that excess ginger? Well, maybe put it in a horse's butt? No, no, don't do that. But some people do. All that and more on this week's history of ginger.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones165Ginger.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:48pm EDT

Cold temperatures mean chapped lips and (for a lot of people) that might also mean Vaseline. But Vaseline is used for SO much more. Like way, way, way, way more. Join Dr. Sydnee and Justin as they talk about one of the most useful things ever invented.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones164Vaseline.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:12pm EDT

To celebrate American Thanksgiving, Dr. Sydnee and Justin example the medical history of that beleaguered holiday treat: The humble cranberry.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones163Cranberries.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:22pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, we celebrate the everyday heroism of The Last Chicken Pox Generation. Also, Dr. Sydnee and Justin share your best chicken pox stories.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones162ChickenPox.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:25pm EDT

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin help provide you with the answers to all the medical questions you can muster, everything from knocking people out in action movies to tastebud inflamation.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones161QandA.mp3
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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin delve into what may just be history's oddest actual medical diagnosis: Frankenberry stool.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones160Frankenberry.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:56pm EDT

A lot of folks like scary movies around Halloween time, but what happens when "spooked out" becomes "legitimate medical condition"? This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin tell the story of a movie that might have gone too far.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones159Ghostwatch.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:39pm EDT

Dr. Sydnee hands the wheel over to Justin this week as he returns to his medical media series with a history of medical video games. Learn how meteors gave all dinosaurs asthma and so much more! 

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones158GamesB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:31pm EDT

Immigrants get the job done, and that extends to curing a mysterious disease once blamed on everything from bad corn to summertime. This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin introduce you to the doc who cracked the case.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

 

Direct download: Sawbones157Pellagra.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:42pm EDT

Justin is not the hero Dr. Sydnee needs, but he's the one we all deserve. Because he's finally willing to admit the dark secret he's kept hidden for so long.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones156Hemerrhoids.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:37pm EDT

Is laughter really the best medicine? No! Medicine is. The history of how we arrived at that conclusion is the subject of this week's Sawbones.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones155Laughter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:24pm EDT

If you've paid even passing attention to the American presidential race, you've probably heard a lot of talk about pneumonia recently. This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin try to provide some historical perspective.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones154Pneumonia.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:58pm EDT

Do you really need to floss? Have you been taking your chew stick for granted? Dr. Sydnee and Justin explore those and other pressing questions in exploration of the history of dental hygiene.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones153Teeth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38pm EDT

How did a journey that began with Prince Albert hunting for jellyfish on a cruise end with one of the biggest calamities in prescription drug history? Join Justin and Sydnee for the story of the EpiPen.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

 

Direct download: Sawbones152Epipen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:58pm EDT

Celebrities have started some pretty weird fads, but perhaps none are weirder than the one started by King Louis XIV, who made it cool ... to have a fistula. Join Justin and Dr. Sydnee for this very special episode.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones151RoyalFistula.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

We're continuing to celebrate the Summer Olympics by presenting all the weird, terrible, horrid way athletes have tried to cheat their way to winning over the years. From donkey hooves to guinea pig sperm, it's ... it's a weird one.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones150Doping.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm EDT