Sawbones: C-Section


This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin continue their special pregnancy series with the bizarre history of C-sections. Also: A live contraction!

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers


Julius was the perp

In my middle school social studies class our teacher informed us that Julius Caesar was not the product of a c-section, but the perpetrator of one. He said the his lover threatened to out him and he then cut open her belly killing her and the child.

surgeries performed long ago

I just listened to the podcast on c-sections. You wondered about what surgeries were done long ago and still are. If I am not mistaken, at the time of Avicenna, in the Islamic world they were doing cataract surgeries.

In the same podcast you mentioned the Caesars were not elected, but born to it. Yes, and no. Often they came in after having killed or somehow disposing of their predecessors.

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