Sawbones

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: 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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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers