The Mütter Museum

Episode 195

19th July 2017

Philadelphia is home not only to the most recent Sawbones live show, but also one of the world’s most unusual museums — The Mütter Museum — a collection of medical oddities and anatomical specimens. But this is no freak show, this is an unflinching, educational look at the disturbingly beautiful and beautifully disturbing side of medicine. This is the Sawbones promised land.

Episode notes

Philadelphia is home not only to the most recent Sawbones live show, but also one of the world’s most unusual museums — The Mütter Museum — a collection of medical oddities and anatomical specimens. But this is no freak show, this is an unflinching, educational look at the disturbingly beautiful and beautifully disturbing side of medicine. This is the Sawbones promised land.

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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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