Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST