Claim Ownership

Author:

Subscribed: 0Played: 0
Share

Description

 Episodes
Reverse
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/
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/
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/
Sawbones: Anthroposophy

Sawbones: Anthroposophy

2022-10-2541:395

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/
Sawbones: Iridology

Sawbones: Iridology

2022-10-1843:562

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/ 
Sawbones: Dr. Oz

Sawbones: Dr. Oz

2022-10-1147:002

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 lossMusic: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/
Sawbones: Schizophrenia

Sawbones: Schizophrenia

2022-10-0448:227

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/
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/
Sawbones: E. coli

Sawbones: E. coli

2022-09-2040:002

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/
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/
The Sleeping Sickness

The Sleeping Sickness

2022-08-3035:453

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/
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/
Band-Aids

Band-Aids

2022-08-1639:324

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/
Metamucil

Metamucil

2022-08-0944:364

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/ 
The Brompton Cocktail

The Brompton Cocktail

2022-07-2636:025

In the late 1800s, Dr. Herbert Snow observed cancer patients and considered that a mix of different medications might do the trick for slowing down its progress. The Brompton Cocktail, as it was called, was mostly cocaine and morphine. Though used for a long time for pain relief, the cocktail proved to have its problems – but maybe not for the reason you would think.Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/
Hand Sanitizer

Hand Sanitizer

2022-07-1940:245

Around the early 1900s, it was discovered that a high percent of ethanol was useful for killing germs, and worked great if there was no available soap and water. Dr. Sydnee and Justin go through viral internet stories and odd patents to explain how we eventually landed on the hand sanitizer we know and love today. Hey, if you can, though, wash your hands.Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/
The overturning of Roe has created an astounding number of questions and problems, and the fact is that we don’t know for sure how the landscape will change in the next few years or even months. This week, Dr. Sydnee uses the best available information to answer listener questions about what the Roe decision means for those seeking medical care related to pregnancy, including the morning after pill, vasectomies as contraception, and ectopic pregnancies.Addendum: There is a prescription form of emergency contraception called Ella that may be more effective in larger bodies. Speak to your primary care physician for more information.Resources:Abortion On Our Own Terms: https://abortiononourownterms.org/https://apiaryps.org/https://www.abortionfinder.org/Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/
Radium Girls

Radium Girls

2022-06-2839:5513

Back in 1917 radium was all the rage. The fact that it glowed made people believe it was healthy and important, so they included it in things like toothpaste, cosmetics, even water. The Radium Girls, factory workers who used radium-laced paints to detail watch faces, were among the first to indicate that it may not be as safe as we imagined. Charlie McElroy is here to tell us about their fight for workplace safety.Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/
Vomiting

Vomiting

2022-06-2242:113

What’s the deal with vomiting? Justin and Dr. Sydnee meditate on the various ways we get nauseated, from smelling something gross to getting hit in a sensitive spot, and what we’ve done over the years to help alleviate it. Although sometimes kids just vomit for no reason and we can’t really help you there.Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/
We’re back with Sawbones Medical Questions! Justin acts as stand-in for the listeners while Dr. Sydnee answers questions about tall people getting COVID, eye goop, nose goop, labor organizing in the medical field, and corn in poop. This one’s for the Sawboners. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers https://taxpayers.bandcamp.com/
Comments (603)

Stephen J. Allen

We definitely don't all have that bowl.

Nov 16th
Reply

ID19619055

He still has a relationship with Columbia I believe and he still does cardiothiracic surgery. Unfortunately.

Nov 14th
Reply

ID19619055

This episode is unexpectedly funny. 😂 #Sawbones

Nov 9th
Reply

Jess Campbell

listening to this in 2022 is a trip.

Nov 2nd
Reply

Patricia Ossig

In the last episodes I noticed a trend that's making listening hard. it's nothing in the topics. There is often a difference in loudness. either Justin or Sydnee are way louder than the other. for example in the E.coli episode Justin is a lot less loud than Sydnee. in some episodes like the sleeping sickness it's sometimes so bad that I continually have to adjust listening loudness, because either one is screaming at me or I can't hear the other. I'm listening via castbox, not sure if that makes a difference. but maybe you need to work with the editing or placing of microphone. I really enjoy your show, but it now makes listening harder and not as enjoyable.

Oct 21st
Reply

Laura Bogart

Catching up, just got to the Radium Girls episode of #Sawbones and had a blast listening to Charlie recap!

Oct 10th
Reply

ID19619055

I would like to posit that Dr. James Barry was in fact NOT a woman, but rather a trans man.

Sep 30th
Reply

Nina Pina

I'm seeing double! Four Justin McElroys!

Sep 30th
Reply

Suction Cup Man

sydnees dads lowkey ACAB joke is hilarious

Sep 8th
Reply

firecat

There are countless photos of me as a child wearing Band-Aids like jewelry

Aug 16th
Reply

ID19619055

Open MRI do not have the same resolution and do not work as well as regular MRI. As a resident we participated in studies and any other time I’ve had to have them for any other reason I actually enjoy it because I can take a nap. No radiation exposure is a plus!

Aug 13th
Reply

Michelle Pegler

One of my favorite episodes. I need more of Charlie co-hosting this show!

Aug 4th
Reply

ID19619055

Because Mass people pronounce towns in weird ways—-that is “Hay-vrill”

Aug 1st
Reply

ID19619055

Thank you for answering the question for the transmasculine folks. #Sawbones

Jul 27th
Reply

Amanda Swangin

This was such a fun episode... I do have one complaint though- no way Charlie is only 7! She speaks more eloquently than my 18 yr old son!... all jokes aside, excellent work Charlie!! I'd love to see you back in the future.

Jul 15th
Reply (2)

Gus

She's so much like Justin in voice and mannerisms and stuff omg

Jul 7th
Reply

Lori C.

wow, some of these questions people have are so sad. thank you for addressing them. people from BOTH sides should be able to learn even if they don't want to agree.

Jul 6th
Reply

ID19619055

This would be interesting to revisit 2 years later. I always say this marijuana is safer than smoking and alcohol. I’ve treated many people dying from cirrhosis or smoking related illness. I’ve never treated anyone dying from marijuana use. I’ve also known patients who have decreased or ceased opioid use for pain with marijuana or stopped drinking with it. These seem like definite positives.

Jul 4th
Reply

Sergio Viafara

learning English and misguided medicine jajja

Jul 3rd
Reply

Hayley Parkinson

Great work, Charlie!!!! So well done! OMG, this whole episode made me smile so much...apart from the women who died :/ but holy cow Charlie's enthusiasm was contagious and her skill was phenomenal.

Jul 1st
Reply
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store