Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine (general)

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

Olympic athletes swear by it, but what really is the science behind cupping? Dr. Sydnee and Justin are looking into it, and the answer might (but probably won't) surprise you.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones149Cupping.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:36pm EDT