Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine.-logo

Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine.

Medical >

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!

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!
More Information

Location:

Huntington, WV

Description:

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!

Twitter:

@Sawbones

Language:

English


Episodes

Sawbones: Memorialization and Medical Ethics

9/14/2018
More
This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin discuss what we owe to people who do terrible things in the name of medical progress. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Duration:00:40:30

Sawbones: Ether

9/7/2018
More
People talk a lot of mess about drugs being dangerous, and they're right. But did you know that ether frolics, a delightfully named drug party, inspired a powerful anasthetic? It's true! Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Duration:00:34:03

Sawbones: Asbestos

9/1/2018
More
Asbestos has gotten a lot of bad publicity over the last century, but isn't that just because it's so incredibly dangerous for humans to inhale? Isn't that just another case of bias? As the current American administration seems to be clearing a path for asbestos to return to the spotlight, Justin and Dr. Sydnee looked into this misunderstood extremely hazardous substance. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Duration:00:44:49

Sawbones: Perkins' Tractors

8/24/2018
More
Justin and Dr. Sydnee explore the history of Perkins' Tractors which are both 1. not what they sound like and 2. not what they claim to be. Mysterious! Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Duration:00:39:14

Sawbones: The Placebo Effect

8/12/2018
More
If the pill you've been taking has been helping you, but it's really made of sugar, would you want to know? Those and other thrilling ethical questions await in our discussion of the placebo effect. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Duration:00:42:58

Sawbones: CBD Oil

8/4/2018
More
CBD oil is collecting a lot of adherents and getting a lot of buzz due to, in part, it being derived from cannabis. It won't get you high, but is CBD oil the panacea many are promoting it as? Let's discuss on this week's Sawbones! Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Duration:00:47:12

Sawbones: Applied Kinesiology

7/22/2018
More
This week on Sawbones, we explore a completely groundless testing method based on the same science as Ouija boards that's used by over a third of American chiropractors. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Duration:00:43:37

Sawbones: The Bends

7/13/2018
More
In honor of the rescue of 12 boys and their coach from a cave in Thailand, we're discussing the history of dive medicine research that helped make it possible. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Duration:00:42:52

Sawbones: Ozone

7/6/2018
More
Ozone provides a helpful layer of sunscreen for Earth, but it's toxic to humans. It will come as no surprise to regular Sawbones listeners that we've spent the past couple hundred years trying to jam it in every possible orifice. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Duration:00:38:57

Sawbones: Antimony

6/30/2018
More
Imagine an incredible pill that could give you nausea and diarrhea and then once ejected from your body could be reused an endless number of times. Dream no more! Antimony is here! Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Duration:00:38:36

Sawbones: Ketogenic Diet

6/24/2018
More
You've likely heard a lot about the ketogenic diet lately, but have you heard it wasn't created for weight loss? Maybe you did, Justin didn't. Either way, we'll talk about it and so much more on this week's episode of Sawbones. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Duration:00:40:29

Sawbones: Our Mental Health Stories

6/14/2018
More
This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin talk about their struggles with mental health. Trigger warning for discussion of depression, anxiety and suicide. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Duration:01:04:56

Sawbones: Medical Astrology

6/8/2018
More
Does the position of the sun and the stars at the time of your birth determine your medical history? No! But some people thought it did. Scratch that, still do. Oh, and can we talk about Dr. Oz for a second? Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Duration:00:45:49

Sawbones: DNA Testing

5/30/2018
More
This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin hunt for the the soccer gene as they talk about the modern trend of DNA testing and read their own results for the first time on the show! Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Duration:00:44:13

Sawbones: Freckles

5/27/2018
More
Here in our hemisphere, the sun is brutalizing us even now, weeks away from the start of summer. For many, that means the return of freckles. But where are these little guys coming from? And how can we burn them off with acid? This week, Sawbones asks the tough questions. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Duration:00:43:29

Sawbones: Hepatitis A

5/18/2018
More
East Coast fast food restaurants have been plagued recently by Hepatitis A scares. This week, live from the Columbus Podcast Festival, Justin and Dr. Sydnee take you behind the history of the disease. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Duration:00:34:31

Sawbones: Legends of the Hidden Breast

5/6/2018
More
This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee shares her breastfeeding experiences and discusses some of the stigma surrounding the practice in America. She and Justin also take some time to shatter breastfeeding myths. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Duration:00:51:41

Sawbones: Fractures

4/29/2018
More
This week on Sawbones: Bones! We know, we thought it was weird it took us this long too. It's like ... right there in the title, you know? Anyway: BONES! Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Duration:00:46:52

Sawbones: Genetically-Modified Organisms

4/20/2018
More
This week on Sawbones, we're talking about genetically-modified organisms. Should you be afraid when you see GMO on packaging? Or is genetic modification an incredible technology that may be humanity's best hope at avoiding extinction? You'll have to listen to find out, but we've probably already tipped our hand. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Duration:00:56:27

The Ghastly Gauntlet: A Sawbones Super Quiz

4/12/2018
More
How well do you know your horrifying medical history? Find out this week as you test your knowledge with The Ghastly Gauntlet: A Sawbones Super Quiz! What will you score? Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Duration:00:42:31