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Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine

Justin McElroy, Dr. Sydnee McElroy

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Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine

Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine

Justin McElroy, Dr. Sydnee McElroy

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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.

Latest Episodes

Sawbones: The Cholera Riots

Fear that the government and doctors were allied in a grand conspiracy to oppress the populace was at a fever pitch. The people took to the streets to prove that they would not abide by quarantine, that they would defy the powers that be and go on about their daily lives. The year is 1831. The disease is cholera.

44 MIN5 d ago
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Sawbones: The Cholera Riots

Sawbones: COVID-19 Q&A

It should come as no surprise that the Sawbones inbox has been chockablock with questions about the ongoing ... unpleasantness. This week, we're trying to group your COVID-19 queries in an orderly fashion and answer them to the best of our ability. Well, the best of Sydnee's ability. Justin just talks about dandruff shampoo.

52 MIN1 w ago
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Sawbones: COVID-19 Q&A

Sawbones: Cabin Fever

Did you know that cabin fever isn't just the cooped-up funk we all find ourselves in? It's a real actual disease called typhus -- or at least, it used to be. It's confusing, we know, but this week we're gonna walk you through all the extremely gross details. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

48 MIN2 w ago
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Sawbones: Cabin Fever

Sawbones: COVID Lies, Darned Lies and Statistics

Two doctors made headlines this week by trying to construct the narrative that the COVID-19 pandemic has been overblown by the hospital system in pursuit of more profits. This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin explain why their numbers don't add up, and how you can combat this narrative if it, depressingly, sticks around. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

51 MIN3 w ago
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Sawbones: COVID Lies, Darned Lies and Statistics

Sawbones: The Most Dangerous Parade

This week on Sawbones, we discuss Philadelphia's disastrous Fourth Liberty Loan Parade that helped reignite the 1918 influenza epidemic in the region. We'll also examine some other unnerving similarities between that century-old disaster and our current situation. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

49 MINAPR 25
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Sawbones: The Most Dangerous Parade

Sawbones: Dr. Anthony Fauci and Coronavirus Myths

This week on Sawbones, we dive into the backstory of Dr. Anthony Fauci, a beacon of hope and reason for so many in these troubling days. In the back half of the show, we also talk about a bunch of coronavirus bulls**t that you knew was bulls**t but we're gonna tell you anyway. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

52 MINAPR 18
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Sawbones: Dr. Anthony Fauci and Coronavirus Myths

Sawbones: Hydroxychloroquine

There are some pushing hydroxychloroquine as a miracle treatment for COVID-19 in a way that should seem familiar (and a little scary) to long-time Sawbones listeners. This week, we'll talk about the long history of this medicine and why promoting it as a COVID-19 cure is so dangerous to those who already depend on it for other (actual scientifically-proven) uses.

41 MINAPR 13
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Sawbones: Hydroxychloroquine

Sawbones: Ignaz Semmelweis

This week on Sawbones, it's the fascinating, inspiring and infuriating story of Ignaz Semmelweis. You'll learn how he discovered why it was so important for doctor's to wash their hands and why it took so long for doctors to believe him.Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

45 MINAPR 4
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Sawbones: Ignaz Semmelweis

Sawbones: Masks

The COVID-19 outbreak has recently pushed masks and other protective equipment into the forefront of the global conversation, especially as a shortage threatens medical professionals on the front lines. This week on Sawbones, how masks changed the world of medicine, and what happens when there aren't enough to go around.

45 MINMAR 31
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Sawbones: Masks

Sawbones: Coronavirus Part 2

Surprise! This week our medical history podcast is about the biggest medical history event in any of our lifetimes. Let's talk about home testing! Social distancing! And some reflections from Sydnee after a week at the hospital.

47 MINMAR 23
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Sawbones: Coronavirus Part 2

Latest Episodes

Sawbones: The Cholera Riots

Fear that the government and doctors were allied in a grand conspiracy to oppress the populace was at a fever pitch. The people took to the streets to prove that they would not abide by quarantine, that they would defy the powers that be and go on about their daily lives. The year is 1831. The disease is cholera.

44 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Sawbones: The Cholera Riots

Sawbones: COVID-19 Q&A

It should come as no surprise that the Sawbones inbox has been chockablock with questions about the ongoing ... unpleasantness. This week, we're trying to group your COVID-19 queries in an orderly fashion and answer them to the best of our ability. Well, the best of Sydnee's ability. Justin just talks about dandruff shampoo.

52 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Sawbones: COVID-19 Q&A

Sawbones: Cabin Fever

Did you know that cabin fever isn't just the cooped-up funk we all find ourselves in? It's a real actual disease called typhus -- or at least, it used to be. It's confusing, we know, but this week we're gonna walk you through all the extremely gross details. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

48 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Sawbones: Cabin Fever

Sawbones: COVID Lies, Darned Lies and Statistics

Two doctors made headlines this week by trying to construct the narrative that the COVID-19 pandemic has been overblown by the hospital system in pursuit of more profits. This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin explain why their numbers don't add up, and how you can combat this narrative if it, depressingly, sticks around. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

51 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Sawbones: COVID Lies, Darned Lies and Statistics

Sawbones: The Most Dangerous Parade

This week on Sawbones, we discuss Philadelphia's disastrous Fourth Liberty Loan Parade that helped reignite the 1918 influenza epidemic in the region. We'll also examine some other unnerving similarities between that century-old disaster and our current situation. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

49 MINAPR 25
Comments
Sawbones: The Most Dangerous Parade

Sawbones: Dr. Anthony Fauci and Coronavirus Myths

This week on Sawbones, we dive into the backstory of Dr. Anthony Fauci, a beacon of hope and reason for so many in these troubling days. In the back half of the show, we also talk about a bunch of coronavirus bulls**t that you knew was bulls**t but we're gonna tell you anyway. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

52 MINAPR 18
Comments
Sawbones: Dr. Anthony Fauci and Coronavirus Myths

Sawbones: Hydroxychloroquine

There are some pushing hydroxychloroquine as a miracle treatment for COVID-19 in a way that should seem familiar (and a little scary) to long-time Sawbones listeners. This week, we'll talk about the long history of this medicine and why promoting it as a COVID-19 cure is so dangerous to those who already depend on it for other (actual scientifically-proven) uses.

41 MINAPR 13
Comments
Sawbones: Hydroxychloroquine

Sawbones: Ignaz Semmelweis

This week on Sawbones, it's the fascinating, inspiring and infuriating story of Ignaz Semmelweis. You'll learn how he discovered why it was so important for doctor's to wash their hands and why it took so long for doctors to believe him.Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

45 MINAPR 4
Comments
Sawbones: Ignaz Semmelweis

Sawbones: Masks

The COVID-19 outbreak has recently pushed masks and other protective equipment into the forefront of the global conversation, especially as a shortage threatens medical professionals on the front lines. This week on Sawbones, how masks changed the world of medicine, and what happens when there aren't enough to go around.

45 MINMAR 31
Comments
Sawbones: Masks

Sawbones: Coronavirus Part 2

Surprise! This week our medical history podcast is about the biggest medical history event in any of our lifetimes. Let's talk about home testing! Social distancing! And some reflections from Sydnee after a week at the hospital.

47 MINMAR 23
Comments
Sawbones: Coronavirus Part 2

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