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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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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: The Cholera Riots

    Sawbones: The Cholera Riots

    Fear that the government and doctors were allied in a grand conspiracy to oppress the populace was at a fever pitch. The people took to the streets to prove that they would not abide by quarantine, that they would defy the powers that be and go on about their daily lives.

    The year is 1831. The disease is cholera.

    • 44 min
    Sawbones: COVID-19 Q&A

    Sawbones: COVID-19 Q&A

    It should come as no surprise that the Sawbones inbox has been chockablock with questions about the ongoing ... unpleasantness. This week, we're trying to group your COVID-19 queries in an orderly fashion and answer them to the best of our ability. Well, the best of Sydnee's ability. Justin just talks about dandruff shampoo.

    • 52 min
    Sawbones: Cabin Fever

    Sawbones: Cabin Fever

    Did you know that cabin fever isn't just the cooped-up funk we all find ourselves in? It's a real actual disease called typhus -- or at least, it used to be. It's confusing, we know, but this week we're gonna walk you through all the extremely gross details. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

    • 48 min
    Sawbones: COVID Lies, Darned Lies and Statistics

    Sawbones: COVID Lies, Darned Lies and Statistics

    Two doctors made headlines this week by trying to construct the narrative that the COVID-19 pandemic has been overblown by the hospital system in pursuit of more profits. This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin explain why their numbers don't add up, and how you can combat this narrative if it, depressingly, sticks around.

    Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

    • 51 min
    Sawbones: The Most Dangerous Parade

    Sawbones: The Most Dangerous Parade

    This week on Sawbones, we discuss Philadelphia's disastrous Fourth Liberty Loan Parade that helped reignite the 1918 influenza epidemic in the region. We'll also examine some other unnerving similarities between that century-old disaster and our current situation.

    Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

    • 49 min
    Sawbones: Dr. Anthony Fauci and Coronavirus Myths

    Sawbones: Dr. Anthony Fauci and Coronavirus Myths

    This week on Sawbones, we dive into the backstory of Dr. Anthony Fauci, a beacon of hope and reason for so many in these troubling days. In the back half of the show, we also talk about a bunch of coronavirus bulls**t that you knew was bulls**t but we're gonna tell you anyway. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

    • 52 min

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