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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: Pica and Eating Dirt

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin explore some of the reasons people eat things they really shouldn't. Like dirt. And cigarette butts. And clay. And mattresses.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: The Papanicolaou Test

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This week, Justin and Dr. Sydnee bring you the thrilling story of how a former department store clerk from Greece saved countless lives with the invention of a single test.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: More Weird Medical Answers

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We're continuing our celebration of MaxFunDrive by giving back to you, our lovely listeners and even lovelier donors with an all Q&A episode of Sawbones. Why do runners poop? Can you skip a day of antibiotics? Enquire within!

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Dr. James Barry

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Were you aware that history's coolest doctor was a guy named James Barry who began their life as a woman? Sit down. For this super-sized #MaxFunDrive episode, we've got the whole story.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Norovirus

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Live from the Crow's Nest of the ms Westerdam, it's Sawbones all about norovirus! (Hey, we're on a cruise ship, what else are we gonna talk about?

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: The Purification Rundown

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Last week, we took you through detox. This week, we're going WAY deeper with a single treatment: The Purification Rundown. Strap in, folks, this one GOES PLACES.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Detox

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Before you start your next juice cleanse or coffee enema, we beg of you: Let Dr. Sydnee and Justin reassure you of the amazing detoxification powers of the human body.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Sinuses

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Hey, but what ARE sinuses. It's OK if you don't know, Justin didn't either. Join him in a brief education from doctor Sydnee and hear about DaVinci's near miss with sinus history.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: The Man Who Ate Everything

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This is a story about Tarrare. Tarrare was always hungry. Here is a list of some of the things Tarrare ate: A cat. A puppy. A snake. An eel. Offal. Poultices.

And maybe people.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Immigration Medicine

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America has welcomed millions of immigrants in its time. This week, we explore the medical hoops they've had to jump through to get in and explore how those have changed over the years.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers