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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!

Sawbones: The Chattanooga Medicine Company

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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

Sawbones: Medical Reversals

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You're well acquainted with all of humanity's history of medical mistakes, but even modern medicine changes it's mind from time to time. This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin explain what a medical reversal looks like!

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Wine

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We all know that consuming wine has no downsides whatsoever, but did you know it also has some amazing health benefits as well?! It's true! (Depending on your definition of "benefits" ... and "health" and ... OK, and "amazing" too.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Transcript available here

Sawbones: Medicine in Japanese American Concentration Camps

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This week on Sawbones, we revisit a dismal period in American history that our government seems determined to repeat. Also you'll meet the heroic Japanese American doctors, nurses, dentists and other medical professionals that fought to save lives despite the fact that they themselves were prisoners.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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Sawbones: Trichinosis

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We all know it's probably smart not to eat raw pork, but this week on Sawbones, we'll meet the inspiring people brave enough to ask "Why?" (Note: We're publishing this week's episode a little early because we're headed out on tour!)

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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Sawbones: Adenoviruses

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin present the story of the military-funded vaccine that was, wasn't and then ($100 million later) was again.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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Sawbones: Paternity Testing

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Though we have it down to a (literal) science at this point, the history of determining parentage is chock-full of fake medicine. Two words: Impotence court.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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Sawbones: The World of Warcraft Plague

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This week on Sawbones: A real-world miracle. Justin gets to talk about video games as Dr. Sydnee explores a in-game plague that brought World of Warcraft to its knees.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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Sawbones: The First Pharmacist

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This week on Sawbones, we meet the first pharmacist in the U.S., visit the New Orleans museum that celebrates his legacy and hunt the ghosts that supposedly haunt it.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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Sawbones: Bleach

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This week on Sawbones, an unnerving look into the upsettingly modern invention of ingesting bleach for medicinal uses. Content warning: This episode includes descriptions of "therapies" that are being used primarily on children and other vulnerable populations.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Transcript available here