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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: Fever

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Any species could have created a bunch of bogus ways to treat fevers. But only humans could use fevers as a bogus treatment for other stuff and then end up being sort of right about it. This week on Sawbones, we're burning down the house.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Eli Lilly's Pot Farms

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One of the nation's leading pharmaceutical companies once maintained one of the biggest marijuana farms in the country. This week on Sawbones, how Eli Lilly lost its taste for pot, and why it refuses to acknowledge its past.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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Sawbones: Yes, More Medical Questions Answered!

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Does medicated chap stick do anything? What are doctors hiding? Why can't you keep your bones? This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin bring you answers to these questions and many more on a new Q&A episode!

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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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

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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

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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

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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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