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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST