Sawbones: The Chicago River Reversal

Episode 305

28th December 2019

This week on Sawbones, the incredible true story of how Chicago changed the direction of a river to battle typhoid and cholera.

Episode notes

This week on Sawbones, the incredible true story of how Chicago changed the direction of a river to battle typhoid and cholera.

Music: “Medicines” by The Taxpayers

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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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