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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: 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

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

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Sawbones: Why Doctors Don't Fix Teeth

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We've joked a lot about how Dr. Sydnee doesn't know much about teeth, but this week we're explaining exactly why. It all goes back ... to The Historic Rebuff.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

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Sawbones: Warfarin

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Sure, an episode about a common blood thinner may not sound particularly sexy. But we'd bet that once you hear the inspiring story of how moldy hay became a life saving medicine (with a detour as a rat poison) you may think differently.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Cavities

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Dr. Sydnee finally took a much belated trip to the dentists office and she and Justin are celebrating in the only way they know how: Digging through all the retched ways we've tried to fix teeth since the dawn of time.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Sawbones: Pinworms

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We recorded this episode of Sawbones live on the Joco Cruise 2019. (Book your cabin for 2020 now, they're filling up fast!) When confronted with the beauty of the ocean and cool island breezes, Dr. Sydnee's mind turns to the only rational place: Pinworms.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers