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Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin welcome you to Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine. Every Friday, they dig 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!

Sawbones: The Presidential Physical Fitness Test

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How many pull ups can you do? How fast can you run? How far can you jump? Most importantly: Why does the President of the United States care so much? These questions and more answered this week!

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Snoring

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Dr. Sydnee and Justin mark the 200th episode of Sawbones with a topic that's a real snooze: The history of snoring! (Get it?)

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Tickling

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Sawbones tries to lighten things up this week and Dr. Sydnee and Justin explore the chuckle-worthy history of tickling.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Eugenics

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This week on Sawbones, join Justin and Dr. Sydnee for a timely, tragic history of eugenics.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Opioid Addiction

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This week on Sawbones, join Justin and Dr. Sydnee for a sobering look at America's opioid crisis. The bad news: We're all still living in a Sawbones episode.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Erectile Dysfunction

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin rub a baby alligator's heart on every penis we can find as we explore the history of treating erectile dysfunction.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: The Mütter Museum

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Philadelphia is home not only to the most recent Sawbones live show, but also one of the world's most unusual museums -- The Mütter Museum -- a collection of medical oddities and anatomical specimens. But this is no freak show, this is an unflinching, educational look at the disturbingly beautiful and beautifully disturbing side of medicine. This is the Sawbones promised land.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: The (Maybe) Real Dr. Frankenstein

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The man who (maybe) inspired Mary Shelley's Frankenstein didn't just try to breathe life into corpses. He also invented a medicine so toxic it was used in chemical warfare. Also, a kind of blue! This is all real. We swear.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Wrinkles

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If you've got a few decades on you, you've certainly started to notice a few of the telltale signs of aging. Well, not YOU, of course. YOU look great, but like, your friends and stuff. This week, Justin and Dr. Sydnee explore the incredible array of bizarre treatments for wrinkles.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: An Incomplete History of Gender Confirmation

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This week, special guest Laura Kate Dale joins Dr. Sydnee and Justin for a (very) incomplete history of gender confirmation. We hope you'll join us too!

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers