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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.

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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: William Cunningham and the Ghouls of Cincinnati

    Sawbones: William Cunningham and the Ghouls of Cincinnati

    We love grave robbers on Sawbones and ... well, that came out wrong. We don't have a particular affinity for today's grave robbers, but they've played an important role in medical research and ... we're still defending grave robbers, aren't we? OK, listen. Let's start over. This is an episode about a really bad grave robber. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

    • 31 min
    Sawbones: Laudable Pus

    Sawbones: Laudable Pus

    Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

    • 35 min
    Sawbones: Body Temperature

    Sawbones: Body Temperature

    This week on Sawbones, things are getting hot! Well, no, come to think of it, they’re doing the opposite. They’re getting colder. And by “they” we mean “we.” We’re getting colder, all of us. Probably. What should you do about it? Nothing. For now, you’ll just have to -- wait for it -- chill.

    • 42 min
    Sawbones: Coronavirus

    Sawbones: Coronavirus

    This week on Sawbones, we've got a no-panic-allowed history of coronavirus along with a guide to the current strain that has held the headlines in a stranglehold in the past weeks. Even if you don't listen to the episode, take heart: If you're outside of China, it's likely you're more scared than you need to be at the moment.
    Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

    • 42 min
    Sawbones: IV Cocktails

    Sawbones: IV Cocktails

    Would it surprise you to learn that people with too much money are flocking to "IV bars" and paying hundreds of dollars for intravenous cocktails of vitamins that are supposed to treat every malady under the sun but do absolutely nothing except risk serious infection? ... It probably doesn't surprise you, does it? Yeah, us neither. God, that's depressing. Anyway, here's a podcast. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

    • 45 min
    Sawbones: Viking's Disease

    Sawbones: Viking's Disease

    This week on Sawbones, we celebrate a trip to Minnesota with an exploration of Viking's Disease. You'll meet the people it isn't really named for and the guy who beat out a long line of researchers to get it named after himself. It's a whole thing. You'll see. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

    • 36 min

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