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Join Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy for a tour of all the dumb, bad, gross, weird and wrong ways we've tried to fix people.

Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine Maximum Fun

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    • 4.8 • 11 Ratings

Join Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy for a tour of all the dumb, bad, gross, weird and wrong ways we've tried to fix people.

    Baker-Miller Pink

    Baker-Miller Pink

    This episode of Sawbones is a little lighter, and what’s lighter than pink? Nothing, especially when we’re talking about Baker-Miller Pink, a hue theorized to calm people down, quell violence, and maybe even influence muscle strength. It wasn’t the first color thought to have an effect on people’s behavior, and it’s EXACTLY as affective.

    Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/

    • 35 min
    The Omicron Variant

    The Omicron Variant

    After a week of working on the hospital floor, Dr. Sydnee discusses her personal experience with the current state of the health care system and what the experts say the omicron variant might mean for the future of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/

    • 51 min
    Mariko Aoki Phenomenon

    Mariko Aoki Phenomenon

    Have you ever had the sudden urge to go to the bathroom while browsing in a TJ Maxx or a book store? Well, apparently many people have. This phenomenon was first mentioned by Mariko Aoki to a Japanese magazine in 1985, and has recently made its way to TikTok. Dr. Sydnee and Justin investigate some different theories and philosophies around the sudden need to poop while book shopping.

    Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/

    • 34 min
    Twelve Days of Christmas

    Twelve Days of Christmas

    The song "The Twelve Days of Christmas" sounds like an extravagant and generous cavalcade of gifts. But what if your true love had less than pure intentions? Justin and Dr. Sydnee go through each present and speculate what deadly diseases they could potentially give you. Not hard to theorize, considering these gifts include two dozen birds.

    Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/

    • 42 min
    Sawbones Classic: Home Alone

    Sawbones Classic: Home Alone

    We're re-releasing our classic holiday episode all about Home Alone.

    For your listening edification, Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her lovely assistant Justin McElroy are delighted to present a full accounting of the injuries likely sustained by the Wet Bandits.

    Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/

    • 34 min
    Tis the Season for Weird Medical Questions

    Tis the Season for Weird Medical Questions

    We're warming the December chill with another Sawbones Q+A, answering all the weird medical questions that can only be answered publicly, on a podcast. Questions about milk and lost limbs, mole hair, spontaneous UTIs, dead germs, where does the vaccine go, and sexy sneezing.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Anorona ,

Great podcast

In times of corona induced anxiety (and boredom), this podcast is awesome. It helped me to have a different outlook on medicines as a whole. I used to think that medicines had an answer for everything but now I understand that the history of medicines is not as cut-and-dried (not even now) as we tend to think. The hosts are a hilarious duo that brings you to the backstage of medical history and make every topic -from snake oils to the Spanish flu- digestible. If you don’t know what to listen to, try this podcast.

Lichtpaars ,

Amazing podcast

Me and my partner love this podcast and always listen to it together!!

Nienfran ,

Interesting and funny!

Clear and fascinating explanations of how people've treated medical conditions then and now (even when I don't have ANY medical knowledge). Fun!

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