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Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine podcast

Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine

Join Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy for a tour of all the dumb, bad, gross, weird and wrong ways we've tried to fix people.

Join Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy for a tour of all the dumb, bad, gross, weird and wrong ways we've tried to fix people.

 

#434

Sawbones: Pirate Medicine Chapter Two

In the second entry in the pirate medicine series, Dr. Sydnee talks about the practice of treating burns aboard a ship. It seems like burns on a ship would not be a problem, but ships are made of wood, and fire + wood = bad.Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/ ... Read more

22 Nov 2022

30 MINS

30:26

22 Nov 2022


#433

Sawbones: Pirate Medicine Chapter One

To celebrate the first new live Sawbones shows since 2020, we're releasing the first in a three-part series exploring the vast array that pirates—in an extremely resource and knowledge-limited setting—tried to keep one another alive through the years. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/ ... Read more

16 Nov 2022

32 MINS

32:08

16 Nov 2022


#432

Sawbones: Does Shrimp Make My Husband Drunk?

Have you ever wanted to ask a real doctor questions that aren’t really advice? Dr. Sydnee answers listener questions about infecting yourself with a virus, refusing opioids, and difficult veins. And don’t worry - there are some poop questions as well. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/ ... Read more

08 Nov 2022

45 MINS

45:49

08 Nov 2022


#431

Sawbones: Anthroposophy

Why not just connect the spiritual and scientific world? That's basically what anthroposophy asks, teaching a philosophical approach to medicine. Dr. Sydnee and Justin talk about the history of this movement and also try to explain what exactly it is. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/ ... Read more

25 Oct 2022

40 MINS

40:44

25 Oct 2022


#430

Sawbones: Iridology

The eyes are the windows to the soul, but could they also be the windows to all the body's ailments? Dr. Sydnee and Justin discuss iridology, the idea that changes in the eye color could possibly indicate different diseases and conditions – and perhaps even personality traits – although there is very little evidence that any of this is scientifically sound. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/   ... Read more

18 Oct 2022

42 MINS

42:22

18 Oct 2022


#429

Sawbones: Dr. Oz

There are many people who have been recurring characters on Sawbones. Pliny the Elder. Charlie. But few so notorious as Dr. Mehmet Oz, now running for the U.S. Senate. This isn’t a commentary on his political fitness; just an examination of his history of questionable medical advice and pop-science claims. CW: Discussion of dieting and weight loss Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/ ... Read more

11 Oct 2022

45 MINS

45:13

11 Oct 2022


#428

Sawbones: Schizophrenia

Is schizophrenia the same as having a dissociative identity? Or anti-social disorder? Or being a murderer? No. No. All of these are wrong. Dr. Sydnee breaks down one of the most misunderstood and maligned mental illnesses and how our understanding of symptoms and treatment have changed over the years. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/ ... Read more

04 Oct 2022

46 MINS

46:44

04 Oct 2022


#427

Sawbones: How Justin McElroy Became a Trusted Source for COVID News in Canada

Podcast history is being made here: There are TWO Justin McElroys in this week's episode. We are joined by Justin McElroy, CBC reporter of municipal affairs in Vancouver and British Columbia, as he discusses his role reporting COVID data over the last two and a half years, and the challenges of presenting that information as people seem to be moving on from caring about the pandemic. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/ ... Read more

27 Sep 2022

42 MINS

42:23

27 Sep 2022


#426

Sawbones: E. coli

From our earliest days of life E. coli is among us and within us, living in harmony with the rest of our colonic flora. But this week we're here to discuss the multi-dimensional E. coli's ability to really mess all that up through contaminated romaine and undercooked cheeseburgers. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers  [https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/] (https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/) ... Read more

20 Sep 2022

38 MINS

38:33

20 Sep 2022


#425

Sawbones News: Vaccine Updates

Extra, extra! It’s the first edition of the Sawbones Medical News, updates on what’s going on in the world of medicine. We’ve got the newest reports on Monkey Pox vaccines and the hot new COVID-19 booster. Plus, an analysis of Dr. Oz’s interesting medical care advice. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/ ... Read more

13 Sep 2022

40 MINS

40:36

13 Sep 2022


#424

The Sleeping Sickness

Starting In 1915, cases of something known as encephalitis lethargica started popping up around the globe. Symptoms were varied, but included some sort of lethargy or tiredness, with some more extreme manifestations. But exactly how many people were infected and what exactly caused this remains one of medical history’s greatest mysteries. So, yeah, we’re going to leave you hanging on that. Sorry. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/ ... Read more

30 Aug 2022

34 MINS

34:42

30 Aug 2022


#423

Rufus Weaver and Harriet Cole

In the 1880s, anatomist Rufus Weaver worked meticulously to extract and mount the human nervous system for study. The nervous system came from a woman named Harriet Cole; but how was it actually obtained? Dr. Sydnee dissects this medical mystery, which is a telling story of who in history is celebrated and who is often forgotten. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/ ... Read more

23 Aug 2022

37 MINS

37:17

23 Aug 2022


#422

Band-Aids

In this episode of Justin McElroy’s Medical Brand Hall of Fame, Justin and Dr. Sydnee are stuck on Band-Aid brand adhesive bandages. Justin goes through the decades of campaigns and jingles, the evolution of bandage technology, and Dr. Dan the Bandage Man to explain how this sticky plaster became a staple for children and clumsy people alike. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/ ... Read more

16 Aug 2022

38 MINS

38:41

16 Aug 2022


#421

Metamucil

Hank Green in 2018 joked that everyone should take Metamucil, the fiber-rich powder that is supposed to help with your BMs. But is he right? Well . . . “should” is a strong word. Dr. Sydnee goes through the history of the supplement itself, made of psyllium, as well as our understanding of fiber and its use in human nutrition. And yeah, you probably aren’t getting enough of it. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/   ... Read more

09 Aug 2022

43 MINS

43:24

09 Aug 2022