Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine

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
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If you, like us, have been seeing kombucha everywhere, you've probably heard about it's many, many health benefits. Like, SO MANY health benefits. You know what ... you've listened to Sawbones for a while, right? You know where this is going.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones138Kombucha.mp3
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It's time to talk about the ailment so scary that Hippocrates told other doctors they shouldn't mess with it: Kidney stones. 

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones137.mp3
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If you found a lump of hair in an animal's stomach, would you first thought be "Huh, I bet that will help cure poison!" No? See, that's why you'll never cut it as an old-timey person. Let's talk about bezoars!

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones136Bezoars.mp3
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We continue our exploration of the ear with an examination of one of history's most annoying (and hardest to treat) ailment: Tinnitus, otherwise known as ringing in the ears.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones135Tinnitus.mp3
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We're back with answers to more of the medical questions so goofy you're afraid to ask your doctor.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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Last week on Sawbones, we moved into your ear. This week on Sawbones, we're staying put with an episoe about the dizzying number of ways we've profaned mice to fix earaches.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones133Earaches.mp3
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This week on Sawbones, we make earwax way, way worse before we remove all of it. Well, most of it. You gotta leave some you know, it's good for you. Eh, you should probably just listen.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones132Earwax.mp3
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In what may be the most shocking episode of Sawbones to date, we reveal the dirty truth about hydrogen peroxide: It's maybe not so useful for anything.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Direct download: Sawbones131H202.mp3
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Dr. Sydnee and Justin try to apologize for their poopie episode with an episode about blood. They are bad at apologizing.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

 

Direct download: Sawbones130Hemophilia.mp3
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