Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine (general)

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