Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine

It's poison! It's medicine! It's both! ... OK, so it's mainly poison, but it hasn't always been that way. Join Justin and Dr. Sydnee for a brief tour of medical arsenic.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones148Arsenic.mp3
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Sure, it may seem like a magical plant, but just how helpful is that big bottle of green goo on your shelf? This week: Dr. Sydnee and Justin present the medical history of aloe.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

 

Direct download: Sawbones147Aloe.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:25pm EDT

We're throwing a Boston Tea Party of our own as we explore the strange history of medical tea live from Boston's historic Wilbur Theater.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones146Tea.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm EDT

Is it really so bad to pop pimples? Can you cut the mold off food and eat it? Is it fatal to hold in a sneeze? These questions and so many more are answered on our latest Q&A episode!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones145QA3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:54pm EDT

Why do doctors wear that? What did they used to wear? Dr. Sydnee and Justin answer the big questions like that, including the big one: What's up with that little head mirror?

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones144Clothes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:07pm EDT

If you've ever used salt for ANYTHING other than making cold french fries moderately edible, you need to listen to this episode.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones143Salt.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:28pm EDT

You probably think you have narcolepsy all figured out, but did you know that it's also the most horrifying disease of all time? It's true!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones142Narcolepsy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:04pm EDT

 

The presidents have, by and large, all been sick, sick men. We're going to talk about exactly how sick as Dr. Sydnee and Justin explore presidential disease.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones141Presidents.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:26pm EDT

In a way, it's all lead up to this. Live from the PlayStation theater in New York City, we've finally dedicated an entire episode to Pliny the Elder, patron saint of Sawbones. 

Also: A musical number!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones140Pliny.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:24pm EDT

Holy crap you guys, we talked to Mary Roach! Yes, THAT Mary Roach, the author of Gulp, Bonk, Spook and her newest, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, due out in early June.

We spoke with Roach about a history of wrong thinking on diarrhea, why the military kept weather-related secrets from her and the Medicare code for maggots.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones139MaryRoach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:17pm EDT