Leprosy

Episode 28

28th January 2014

Biblical stories are chock full of people cured of leprosy, but what about the leprosy-havers that weren’t lucky enough to come across a miracle worker? This week on Sawbones: the unfortunate history of leprosy.

Episode notes

Biblical stories are chock full of people cured of leprosy, but what about the 99.9999% of the leprosy-havers that weren’t lucky enough to come across a miracle worker? As you might have imagined if you’ve listened to our show before, things … didn’t go so well. This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin walk you through the unfortunate history of leprosy.

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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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