The Chattanooga Medicine Company

Episode 283

19th July 2019

This week on Sawbones, live from the historic Ryman Auditorium, hear about the patent medicine company so insidious they made Dolly Parton sing about laxatives on one of the biggest stages in country music.

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This week on Sawbones, live from the historic Ryman Auditorium, hear about the patent medicine company so insidious they made Dolly Parton sing about laxatives on one of the biggest stages in country music.

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Music: “Medicines” by The Taxpayers

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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!

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