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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 Hippocratic Oath

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We've all heard about the oath new doctors have to take before they get their first scalpel and weird head mirror thing. But has it always been the same? Did Hippocrates really make it up? Is "First, do no harm" part of it? We'll answer all that and more on this week's Sawbones.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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Sawbones: National Hotel Disease

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin check in with National Hotel Disease, the diarrhea so bad it almost brought down a U.S. presidency

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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Sawbones: Essential Oils

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This week on Sawbones, we talk about the many, many things essential oils can't do for you and the dueling Utah-based companies that insist we're wrong.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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Sawbones: Garlic

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For thousands of years, throughout an unprecedented number of cultures, garlic has been touted for its ability to improve our health. How? Well, by warding off vampires, silly. ... OK, there's some other stuff too. You should probably just listen.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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Sawbones: Vaping

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On Sawbones, we like to take a lot of hard lines and make grand proclamations: Vaccines good, viruses bad, that sort of thing. But when it comes to vaping, things get a little ... cloudier?

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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Sawbones: Hydrotherapy

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Water: There's plenty of it, it's not obviously poisonous and it's cheap as all get out. Maybe THAT'S the answer to all our species' medical woes? ... It's not, but if you've ever listened to Sawbones before you see where this episode (recorded live in beautiful Atlanta) is going.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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Sawbones: The HPV Vaccine

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A vaccine that can practically eliminate a type of human cancer should be cause for celebration across our species. Would it surprise you to learn that some people don't trust it? ... Probably not at this point, huh?

This week on Sawbones: The HPV vaccine.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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Sawbones: Sneezing

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Welcome to all the owners of human bodies! You're gonna love these things, they can run, jump ... and every once in a while they uncontrollably blast snot out of your face at 100 MPH. This week on Sawbones: Sneezing.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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Sawbones: Fever

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Any species could have created a bunch of bogus ways to treat fevers. But only humans could use fevers as a bogus treatment for other stuff and then end up being sort of right about it. This week on Sawbones, we're burning down the house.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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Sawbones: Eli Lilly's Pot Farms

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One of the nation's leading pharmaceutical companies once maintained one of the biggest marijuana farms in the country. This week on Sawbones, how Eli Lilly lost its taste for pot, and why it refuses to acknowledge its past.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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