Patent Medicines

Episode 15

Wow, this Kickapoo Joy Juice is REFRESHING. Oh, sorry listener, didn’t see you there. Ever wondered how, exactly, Dr. Kilmer’s Swamp Root and Randy’s Dan’s Pick-Me-Up Poultice help you to shake that rundown feeling? Did you guess cocaine? Something worse? No matter what you suspect, you’re probably right. This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin explore the history of patent medicines and let you know which ones are still on the market.

Episode notes

Wow, this Kickapoo Joy Juice is REFRESHING. Oh, sorry listener, didn’t see you there. Ever wondered how, exactly, Dr. Kilmer’s Swamp Root and Randy’s Dan’s Pick-Me-Up Poultice help you to shake that rundown feeling? Did you guess cocaine? Something worse? No matter what you suspect, you’re probably right. This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin explore the history of patent medicines and let you know which ones are still on the market.

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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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