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: 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.

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: 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.

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: 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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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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