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.
Music: “Medicines” by The Taxpayers
About the show
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!
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