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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 CDC and Medical Censorship

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The CDC was recently asked by the Trump administration to stop using seven terms like "fetus" and "transgender" in budget requests. But certainly there's precedent for this right? Certainly this happens all the time, right? RIGHT? This week join Dr. Sydnee and Justin for a history of the CDC and medical censorship.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Coffee

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This week on Sawbones, we join you live from Seattle. Seeing as this town took place in the home of Starbucks, we took the opportunity to extoll the many medicinal virtues of coffee.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Wound Care

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This week on Sawbones, Justin and Dr. Sydnee explore all the weird, terrible ways we've tried to fix one of the human body's most basic problem. It's a history of wound care!

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: The Baby Show

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This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin introduce you to Martin Couney, the (maybe) doctor who put babies into a carnival side show and saved a generation of preemies.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Legionnaires' Disease

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin visit Disneyland and the only souvenir they bring back is an investigation into the history of Legionnaires' Disease.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Charcoal

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Grilling season is over in our part of the U.S. and Dr. Sydnee and Justin want to know what they're gonna do with all this left over charcoal. The answer, according to medical history? EVERYTHING.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Chili Peppers

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This week on Sawbones, we're examining all the health benefits of the red hot chili peppers. Flea is good for you, believe it or ... wait, it's not those chili peppers?

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Medicinal Soda

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin visit the home of Coca-Cola to recount the history of medicinal soda pop and try to finally solve the age-old dispute of Coke vs. Brad's Drink.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: The Moon

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The moon is more than just a big hunk of cheese. Actually, it's not even really cheese. Did you think it was cheese? Wow, you know less about the moon that we thought. Dr. Sydnee and Justin's history of all the things we blame the moon for is going to be extra super educational for you, huh?

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Inside a Doctor's Bag

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Take a thrilling journey through time with Dr. Sydnee and Justin as they travel to the 1800s and peer inside a doctor's bag.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers