TRANSCRIPT Sawbones: Amputation

Listen, nobody wants to lose a limb. Limbs are great. That said, if you’ve listened to even a small amount of Sawbones, it should come as no surprise that losing a limb used to be way, way, worse. This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin provide a short history of amputation.

PDF transcript

If you're having trouble using the embedded PDF viewer, please download the transcript here...

Download transcript (pdf, 232.79 KB) ↓

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!

Send topic suggestions to and follow @Sawbones on Twitter.

Get in touch with the show

How to listen

Stream or download episodes directly from our website, or listen via your favorite podcatcher!

Share this show

New? Start here...