Sawbones: Vitamins

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin eat like a bajillion lemons as they explore the history of vitamins, which may just be killing you. Hooray!

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Sawbones: The Goat Testicle Solution

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are providing you with some extra vitality by any means necessary, which, in this case, means implanting you with goat testicles.

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Sawbones: Cataracts

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin squirting breastmilk in your eye while they attempt to cure your cataracts.

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Sawbones: Acne

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are rubbing every foul smelling substance in their cupboard on your face to try to cure your acne.

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Sawbones: Color Therapy

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin finally talk you into repainting that one room green to cure your migraines with a history of color therapy.

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Sawbones: Insomnia

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin celebrate their complete lack of sleep due to the arrival of their newborn with a look at the history of insomnia.

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Sawbones: Our Birth Story

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This week on an unconventional Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin tell the story of why it took them a week to get their baby out of the hospital.

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Sawbones: Spontaneous Combustion

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This week on Sawbones, Justin and Dr. Sydnee present the last of their NYC live shows from May with a thorough examination of spontaneous combustion. Look out!

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Sawbones: Gout

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are changing the course of human history.

With gout.

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Sawbones: Rabies

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are feeding bloody nuts to a chicken as they explore the history of rabies.

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Sawbones: Hiccups

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are hiding a horseshoe to cure your hiccups.

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Sawbones: Birth

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are wrapping up their pregnancy series with the mother of them all: Birth.

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Sawbones: Vaccines

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are doing the show everyone has always asked them to do, but they've been sort of afraid to until now. This week, lets talk about vaccines.

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Sawbones: C-Section

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin continue their special pregnancy series with the bizarre history of C-sections. Also: A live contraction!

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Sawbones: Breastfeeding

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This week on Sawbones, Justin plans on giving his forthcoming infant Red Bull and Dr. Sydnee uses that as an opportunity to let the rich history of breastfeeding flow.

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Sawbones: Corpse Theft and the Resurrection Men

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are stealing your grandpa's body and selling it on the open market to celebrate their history of corpse theft.

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Sawbones: Teething

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are gonna perforate your baby in loads of unpleasant ways with a history of teething.

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Sawbones: Warts

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin present their very first live show for you, direct from the People's Improv Theater of New York City. To celebrate this momentous occasion, they'll offer to chew one wart clean off at absolutely no charge to you.

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Sawbones: Cholera

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are finally creating some recurring bits with the return of their hit character cholera.

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Sawbones: Sleepwalking

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are living out their dreams in the most horrifying way possible. Join them for a history of sleepwalking.

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Sawbones: Self-Experimentation

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee risks Justin's sanity as she talks about the history of doctors experimenting on themselves and relates not one but two of the most upsetting anecdotes ever released on their unsuspecting listeners. Enjoy!

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Sawbones: Epilepsy

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are squeezing a beaver's scent glands as they bring you a history of epilepsy.

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Sawbones: Magnets

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin make a suit of 700 magnets and invent a hit new slogan for the people of Oklahoma.

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Sawbones: Medical Cannibalism

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin invite you to dine on a mummy as they explore the history of medical cannibalism.

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Sawbones: Dr. Mesmer and the Power of Animal Magnetism

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin introduce you to Dr. Mesmer, the source of the word "mesmerize" and creator of the most elaborate orgy pretense ever constructed.

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Sawbones: Medical Marijuana

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin take a moment to explore the actual scientific uses of marijuana (outside of keeping Trey Anastasio supplied with fresh guitar strings and hack comedy writers supplied with lazy pot punchlines about Phish, of course).

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Sawbones: Oil Pulling

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin celebrate the Maximum Fun Drive with their first brush with actual modern relevance as they explore the hot new (very old) trend of oil pulling.

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Sawbones: Phrenology

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are going to rub your head and tell you if you're a killer.

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Sawbones: Plastic Surgery

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You've been living with that face your whole life. It's ... I mean, it's fine, but isn't it time to spice it up a little bit? This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are replacing your nose with a leaf and your ear with some pig skin in their history of plastic surgery.

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Sawbones: Left-handedness

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You wouldn't think that we'd find a way to oppress a minority separated from the majority only by which hand they use to eat steak, but you'd be wrong. This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin walk you through the shameful history of left-handedness.

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Sawbones: Pregnancy Tests

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Dr. Sydnee and Justin are having a baby, and they (embarrassingly) used a boring old pregnancy test to figure it out. This week, we save you from the same fate with a history of pregnancy tests that basically boils down to peeing on everything ever.

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Sawbones: Tuberculosis

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You've got a great look, we're not going to deny it. But think about how much better you could look if your cheeks were just a tad more sunken in, if you were just a tad more waif-like. This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are gonna help you get that freshly-infected-with-tuberculosis look.

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Sawbones: The Father of Homeopathy

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin introduce you to the father of homeopathy, an unconventional alternative method that has persisted for over 100 years. Also, Justin attempts to cure his non-existent asthma with chicken.

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Sawbones: Leprosy

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Biblical stories are chock full of people cured of leprosy, but what about the 99.9999% of the leprosy-havers that weren't lucky enough to come across a miracle worker? As you might have imagined if you've listened to our show before, things ... didn't go so well. This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin walk you through the unfortunate history of leprosy.

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Sawbones: Menstruation

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Ladies, you know that menstruation is a natural, perhaps even beautiful part of life. But do you think that kept men from trying to put a stop to it? No. No, of course it didn't. This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are letting Aunt Flo crash on their couch with a brief history of menstruation.

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Sawbones: Royal Rife's Cancer-Curing Death Ray

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There's no way of overstating the importance of this episode, so we're just gonna lay it out there: Royal Rife invented a cancer-curing death ray and it's being kept from you by ... somebody. Sort of. Maybe. Don't worry, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are blowing this one wide open.

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Sawbones: Hangovers

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Holiday celebrating get a little out of control? Having troubling shaking that fuzzy feeling? Do you just have too many extra pickled sheep eyeballs lying around? This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin will walk you through the stomach-turning history of hangover cures.

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Sawbones: Alcoholism

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Planning on over-indulging this week as the holidays swallow you up like a sinkhole? Don't worry about it! Dry out after the new year as Dr. Sydnee and Justin walk you through all the horrible ways we've attempted to cure alcoholism.

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Sawbones: Mr. Reich's Sexbox

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One afternoon, Albert Einstein spent an afternoon studying a box that was supposed to harness cosmic sex energy. This happened. Really. And this week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin will introduce you to Wilhelm Reich, the man who made that incredible moment possible.

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Sawbones: Headaches

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Headaches: Widely regarded as the lowest pain way to get the sympathy due to the infirmed, they're also one of mankind's biggest targets for bad medicine and misguided folk cures. This week on Sawbones, join Dr. Sydnee and Justin as they attempt to get your head right.

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Sawbones: Self-Surgery

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Doctors: Who needs 'em?

The answer, of course, is basically everybody. But that didn't stop the subjects of this week's episode from taking matters into their own hands and going under a knife that they themselves were holding. Join Dr. Sydnee and Justin as the meet the heroes and dullards of self-surgery.

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Sawbones: Fertility

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Ready to be a YouTube sensation? Not so fast, buckaroo. You're gonna need a baby first, so you can teach it to do something adorable that you can capture in a candid moment. First step: You've got to get fertile, and Dr. Sydnee and Justin have a perfect cocktail of largely baseless historical treatments to help you get there.

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Sawbones: Baldness

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Listen, it's a great hairpiece, nobody's arguing that. But we know. We all know. Luckily, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are here to help you cast it off as we bring you time-tested, largely fake cures for baldness in an episode suggested by our buddy Brentalfloss. Enjoy!

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Sawbones: Reanimation

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Last week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin explored all the ways you, the listener, could live forever. None of those panned out for you? Never fear! This week, we're bringing the dead back to life with a brief history of reanimation.

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Sawbones: Immortality

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The only negative about the Pumpkin Spice Latte being offered for a limited time is that someday you will die. This means there is a finite number of Pumpkin Spice Lattes you can drink in your life. But what if that life didn't have to end? This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin give you the secret to life (and Pumpkin Spice Lattes) eternal.

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Sawbones: Patent Medicines

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Wow, this Kickapoo Joy Juice is REFRESHING. Oh, sorry listener, didn't see you there. Ever wondered how, exactly, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Root and Randy's Dan's Pick-Me-Up Poultice help you to shake that rundown feeling? Did you guess cocaine? Something worse? No matter what you suspect, you're probably right. This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin explore the history of patent medicines and let you know which ones are still on the market.

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Sawbones: Tobacco

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Enough! Enough of the slandering of our nation's most beleaguered plant. Tobacco has had it too hard for too long, and Dr. Sydnee and Justin are here to set the record straight with all of the wonderful medical uses of tobacco that we've forgotten throughout history. Sure, we've forgotten them because they're made up, but should we hold that against tobacco? Of course not.

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Sawbones: Radiation Therapy

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Friends, as has been well documented throughout Sawbones, humanity has invented many terrible medical treatments through the years. But as of yet we don't think we've discovered a facet of medicine we got so tremendously wrong as radiation therapy. Grab your lead suit and join Dr. Sydnee and Justin as they head into the reactor.

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Sawbones: Birth Control

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If you've been unnerved by a pesky stork that won't stop circling your home, we've got just the thing to keep babies at bay. This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin have a ton of absolutely foolproof, historically-proven methods for birth control provided you're looking for methods that don't work so great.

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Sawbones: Urine

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Hey, hey, what are you doing with that urine? Wait — you're just pouring it in the toilet! Luckily, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are here to put an end to your wasteful ways by exploring all the wonderful, weird and mostly made up uses for urine throughout history.

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Sawbones: The One Problem with Benjamin Rush

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After weeks of degrading medical professionals we turn to a true hero of medicine. He revolutionized psychiatry, he signed the Declaration of Independence and he's still influential to this day. There's just ... there's just one tiny problem. We're talking about Benjamin Rush this week on Sawbones and you'll want to join Justin and Dr. Sydnee when it all goes horribly wrong.

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Sawbones: Weight Loss

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We know you've struggled shedding those last few pounds, but have you considered eating cotton balls? Pouring yourself a strong vinegar and water cocktail? ... Blue glasses? This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin walk your through the history of dropping ellbees.

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Sawbones: John Kellogg's Odd Prescription

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Lacking a little something in the bedroom? Well, if you're willing to give up what little you have left, John Kellogg is going to help you live forever. This week on Sawbones, Justin and Dr. Sydnee meet John Kellogg and investigate his peculiar predilection for yogurt enemas.

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Sawbones: Lobotomy

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You know that medical fact about how humans only use 10 percent of their brains? (OK, not a fact, but please, work with us here.) Why carry around all that dead weight? Wouldn't a lobotomy help to lighten your brain burden? Good news: This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are taking a load off your mind.

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Sawbones: Amputation

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Listen, nobody wants to lose a limb. Limbs are great. That said, if you've listened to even a small amount of Sawbones, it should come as no surprise that losing a limb used to be way, way, worse. This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin provide a short history of amputation and, as a bonus, introduce you to surgeon Robert Liston to basically the coolest dude ever.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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Sawbones: Hysteria

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It never fails, does it ladies? The week starts off so smoothly and all of a sudden your womb starts wandering through your body. This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin help you find it as they explore the made up malady called hysteria. (The secret? It was inside you all along.)

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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Sawbones: Opium

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Can't get your teething baby to shut up? Can't get rid of that pesky cough? Can't stop being not high? This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin fix every problem you've ever had through the magic of opium.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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Sawbones: Plague Medicine

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Looking to get back at the guy who stole your parking space? Why not launch a plague-ridden body into his home with a catapult? This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin will tell you how to do just that as they explore the real history of plague medicine and the made-up history of the Rat King.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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Sawbones: Bloodletting

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Are you happy with the amount of blood in your body right now? Sure, you may think you are, but what if we told you that you had a shot at being a happier, healthier you if you'd stop stingily trying to keep all that blood inside of you? This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are opening up a vein and letting the history of bloodletting flow.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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Sawbones: Mercury

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Wait. Stop. Before you put mercury on that chancre, let Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin explain why that's such a terrible idea. They'll also take you on a delightful tour of all the other upsetting ways we've tried to make use of quicksilver.

You can subscribe to their show right now on iTunes! Then tweet with the #Sawbones hashtag and tell all your friends (and loved ones). You can also follow the show on Twitter (@SawbonesShow).

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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Sawbones 1: Trepanation

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Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin (that's us!) are thrilled to welcome you to Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine. Every Friday, we'll be digging through the annals of medical history to uncover all the odd, weird, wrong, dumb and just gross ways we've tried to fix people over the years. Educational? You bet! Fun? We hope!

This week, we're starting off with a hole right in your noggin: Trepanation. Won't you join us? We hope you will.

You can subscribe to their show right now on iTunes! Then tweet with the #Sawbones hashtag and tell all your friends (and loved ones). You can also follow the show on Twitter (@SawbonesShow).

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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