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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: Narcolepsy

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You probably think you have narcolepsy all figured out, but did you know that it's also the most horrifying disease of all time? It's true!

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: The Presidents Are Sick

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The presidents have, by and large, all been sick, sick men. We're going to talk about exactly how sick as Dr. Sydnee and Justin explore presidential disease.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Pliny the Elder

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In a way, it's all lead up to this. Live from the PlayStation theater in New York City, we've finally dedicated an entire episode to Pliny the Elder, patron saint of Sawbones.

Also: A musical number!

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Mary Roach!

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Holy crap you guys, we talked to Mary Roach! Yes, THAT Mary Roach, the author of Gulp, Bonk, Spook and her newest, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, due out in early June.

We spoke with Roach about a history of wrong thinking on diarrhea, why the military kept weather-related secrets from her and the Medicare code for maggots.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Kombucha

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If you, like us, have been seeing kombucha everywhere, you've probably heard about it's many, many health benefits. Like, SO MANY health benefits. You know what ... you've listened to Sawbones for a while, right? You know where this is going.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Kidney Stones

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It's time to talk about the ailment so scary that Hippocrates told other doctors they shouldn't mess with it: Kidney stones.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Bezoars

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If you found a lump of hair in an animal's stomach, would you first thought be "Huh, I bet that will help cure poison!" No? See, that's why you'll never cut it as an old-timey person. Let's talk about bezoars!

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Tinnitus

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We continue our exploration of the ear with an examination of one of history's most annoying (and hardest to treat) ailment: Tinnitus, otherwise known as ringing in the ears.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Goofy Medical Questions Vol. 2

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We're back with answers to more of the medical questions so goofy you're afraid to ask your doctor.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Earaches

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Last week on Sawbones, we moved into your ear. This week on Sawbones, we're staying put with an episoe about the dizzying number of ways we've profaned mice to fix earaches.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers