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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: 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.

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: 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.

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: 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).

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: 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.

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: 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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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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.

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: 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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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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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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