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Dr. Price's Bad Ideas

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Dr. Price was a dentist with some pretty bad ideas about nutrition. That probably wouldn't have merited an appearance on Sawbones ... except those bad ideas went on to inspire a terrifying modern following.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: The Oregon Trail

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This week Justin and Dr. Sydnee try desperately to save you from cholera on a grand tour of the many different ways to die on The Oregon Trail.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Vasectomies

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You had to see this one coming. Yes, just a few short weeks after Justin's surgery, Dr. Sydnee decides to explain the complete history of vasectomies in excruciating detail in front a few thousand of their closest friends.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Medical Illustration

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We take for granted that we know what bodies look like on the inside, but this week on Sawbones we honor those brave pioneers that had to draw them for the very first time. Also Dr. Sydnee and Justin explore the scandal behind the most famous book of medical illustrations.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Memorialization and Medical Ethics

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin discuss what we owe to people who do terrible things in the name of medical progress.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Ether

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People talk a lot of mess about drugs being dangerous, and they're right. But did you know that ether frolics, a delightfully named drug party, inspired a powerful anasthetic? It's true!

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Asbestos

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Asbestos has gotten a lot of bad publicity over the last century, but isn't that just because it's so incredibly dangerous for humans to inhale? Isn't that just another case of bias? As the current American administration seems to be clearing a path for asbestos to return to the spotlight, Justin and Dr. Sydnee looked into this misunderstood extremely hazardous substance.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Perkins' Tractors

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Justin and Dr. Sydnee explore the history of Perkins' Tractors which are both 1. not what they sound like and 2. not what they claim to be. Mysterious!

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: The Placebo Effect

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If the pill you've been taking has been helping you, but it's really made of sugar, would you want to know? Those and other thrilling ethical questions await in our discussion of the placebo effect.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: CBD Oil

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CBD oil is collecting a lot of adherents and getting a lot of buzz due to, in part, it being derived from cannabis. It won't get you high, but is CBD oil the panacea many are promoting it as? Let's discuss on this week's Sawbones!

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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