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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: 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.

You can subscribe to their show right now on iTunes! Then tweet about or follow the show on Twitter (@Sawbones) so all your friends and family can be as horrified and entertained as you.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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.

You can subscribe to their show right now on iTunes! Then tweet about or follow the show on Twitter (@Sawbones) so all your friends and family can be as horrified and entertained as you.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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.

You can subscribe to their show right now on iTunes! Then tweet about or follow the show on Twitter (@Sawbones) so all your friends and family can be as horrified and entertained as you.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers