Sawbones: The Dancing Plague


This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin recount a horrifying, real-world case ... of Boogie Fever.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers


Bridge collapse

The bridge may have collapsed due to the rhythm. When I was in the army they would never have us march in step while crossing a bridge. The rhythm of just a couple hundred guys stepping in time could set up a bounce in the bridge that would cause it to fail.

6 degrees

Frau Treffeaux and Paracelsus appeared in the Dancing Plague (historical event)

Paracelsus was played by Werner Krauss in Paracelsus

Werner Krauss and Lil Dagover appeared in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.

Lil Dagover and Maximilian Schell appeared in The Pedestrian.

Maximilian Schell and Kevin Bacon appeared in Telling Lies in America.

Frau Treffeaux's Kevin Bacon number: 5

episode suggestion

I don't know if this is a good place to put this and am a little messed up on after surgery pain killers but as someone who just had her gallbladder removed you guys should do an episode on stones!