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Sawbones: Weight Loss

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We know you've struggled shedding those last few pounds, but have you considered eating cotton balls? Pouring yourself a strong vinegar and water cocktail? ... Blue glasses? This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin walk your through the history of dropping ellbees.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: John Kellogg's Odd Prescription

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Lacking a little something in the bedroom? Well, if you're willing to give up what little you have left, John Kellogg is going to help you live forever. This week on Sawbones, Justin and Dr. Sydnee meet John Kellogg and investigate his peculiar predilection for yogurt enemas.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Lobotomy

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You know that medical fact about how humans only use 10 percent of their brains? (OK, not a fact, but please, work with us here.) Why carry around all that dead weight? Wouldn't a lobotomy help to lighten your brain burden? Good news: This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are taking a load off your mind.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Amputation

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Listen, nobody wants to lose a limb. Limbs are great. That said, if you've listened to even a small amount of Sawbones, it should come as no surprise that losing a limb used to be way, way, worse. This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin provide a short history of amputation and, as a bonus, introduce you to surgeon Robert Liston to basically the coolest dude ever.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Hysteria

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It never fails, does it ladies? The week starts off so smoothly and all of a sudden your womb starts wandering through your body. This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin help you find it as they explore the made up malady called hysteria. (The secret? It was inside you all along.)

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Opium

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Can't get your teething baby to shut up? Can't get rid of that pesky cough? Can't stop being not high? This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin fix every problem you've ever had through the magic of opium.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Plague Medicine

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Looking to get back at the guy who stole your parking space? Why not launch a plague-ridden body into his home with a catapult? This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin will tell you how to do just that as they explore the real history of plague medicine and the made-up history of the Rat King.

You can subscribe to their show right now on iTunes! Then tweet with the #Sawbones hashtag and tell all your friends (and loved ones). You can also follow the show on Twitter (@SawbonesShow).

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Bloodletting

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Are you happy with the amount of blood in your body right now? Sure, you may think you are, but what if we told you that you had a shot at being a happier, healthier you if you'd stop stingily trying to keep all that blood inside of you? This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin are opening up a vein and letting the history of bloodletting flow.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Mercury

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Wait. Stop. Before you put mercury on that chancre, let Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin explain why that's such a terrible idea. They'll also take you on a delightful tour of all the other upsetting ways we've tried to make use of quicksilver.

You can subscribe to their show right now on iTunes! Then tweet with the #Sawbones hashtag and tell all your friends (and loved ones). You can also follow the show on Twitter (@SawbonesShow).

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones 1: Trepanation

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Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin (that's us!) are thrilled to welcome you to Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine. Every Friday, we'll be digging 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!

This week, we're starting off with a hole right in your noggin: Trepanation. Won't you join us? We hope you will.

You can subscribe to their show right now on iTunes! Then tweet with the #Sawbones hashtag and tell all your friends (and loved ones). You can also follow the show on Twitter (@SawbonesShow).

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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