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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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    • 4.9 • 546 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.

    Dropsy

    Dropsy

    It's a true shame that the medical condition with perhaps the most adorable name, dropsy, doesn't really exists. Well, it exists but ... you know what, this is too complicated. Let's just do a podcast episode about it.

    • 37 min
    COVID-19: The Final Mile

    COVID-19: The Final Mile

    OK, so the COVID-19 vaccine is here, basically, kind of, but how do you get it? How does your Nonnee get it? How will anybody get it? The answers are ... well, they're a lot less clear than we'd like.

    This week on Sawbones, we'll equip you with the best information we have in the hopes of reaching herd immunity (and Nonnee immunity) just as quickly as possible.

    • 43 min
    COVID Vaccine Questions and Answers

    COVID Vaccine Questions and Answers

    Vaccines are here! Vaccines are here! But wait ... aren't they ... rushed? Did you hear they might be ... tainted? Do they give you ... cheetah powers? Even if you believe in vaccines, it's normal to have some questions about them. So this week we'll be providing you with all the answers we have to your pressing queries.

    • 46 min
    Don't Steal Your Dog's Worm Medicine to Treat COVID-19

    Don't Steal Your Dog's Worm Medicine to Treat COVID-19

    Ivermectin is a fantastic, incredible miraculous drug that has recently been touted by some as a potent treatment for COVID-19, despite not having the research yet to back up the claims. This week, we'll help you avoid stealing your dog's worm medication in the hopes of fending off coronavirus.

    • 40 min
    Sawbones: Clinical Trials

    Sawbones: Clinical Trials

    Dr. Sydnee and Justin have turned themselves into lab rats as they join a COVID-19 vaccine trial. But how did humanity discover the practices and policies that guide these sorts of human experiments? Listen and find out!

    Our primary source for this week's episode is this excellent article by Dr. Arun Bhatt.

    Pre-order The Sawbones Book paperback!

    • 48 min
    Even More Weird Medical Questions

    Even More Weird Medical Questions

    Is it possible for your medical questions to be ... too weird? That's a question you may be asking yourself on this latest Q&A episode of Sawbones, which explores the contents of poop and a secret button above your buttcrack that makes you pee.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
546 Ratings

546 Ratings

aziza1234 ,

Really interesting, even to someone who hated biology!

I started listening after Sawbones was mentioned in MBMBAM and it’s now my favourite podcast! I just finished all of the available episodes during lockdown and I’m always so excited about new episodes. I love trivia and I really enjoy just dropping little nuggets of Sawbones facts into conversation. Thanks guys!
-Aziza xx

CountrysideMedic ,

A cure-all (that works!)

I only came across Sawbones recently, but this show has been keeping me entertained and helping me decompress during the Covid Pandemic! I work on ICU, so it’s been lovey to sit in the car on the way home, and just laugh while listening to this wonderful couple talk all things ridiculous! Hopefully Covid isn’t taking its toll on Sydnee too much!
Thank you Justin & Sydnee! You’re great!

Thraye ,

Hope for the Future by Laughing at the Past

Want to survive the current situation? Pliny the Elder said it was by strapping a live chicken to your arm... so hard to find in these times of panic buying. Want to know how old timey people goofed and how to work out the quacks from the quarantines? This show is like a balm (except... it works). She’s a Doctor, he’s a Doofus (sorry, Justin!) and together they fight fake medicine. And it’s funny. And it will make you feel better (but this isn’t medically tested so just take my word for it). Thank-you, both, for this light of a show.

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