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Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine

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

Episodes

Podcast: Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine: Systemic Racism in Medical Honors

AOA is a medical honors society that's supposed to separate top-tier medical students from the rest of the pack. It helps determine which doctors get the top jobs in the most competitive fields. The problem? There's implicit racism in the way it chooses members, and fixing it may be a massive challenge.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Jun 26 at 6:05 PM - 1 comment

Podcast: Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine: Sawbones: The Black Panthers and Public Health

If you received the typical, white-centric education, you probably associate the Black Panthers only with violence and political protest. This week on Sawbones, we talk about their work in medical research advocacy and creating public health programs that sought to make life better for all black and oppressed people. 
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Jun 5 at 5:10 PM - 0 comments

Podcast: Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine: Sawbones: Medical Racism and Protest Safety

This week on Sawbones, we examine how Black Americans have received substandard care and fewer opportunities within the American medical system. Also, some guidance on how to protest as safely as possible in the face of COVID-19.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Jun 1 at 6:39 PM - 3 comments

Podcast: Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine: 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.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on May 23 at 7:53 PM - 3 comments

Podcast: Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine: 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
posted by The corpse in the library on May 12 at 3:07 PM - 2 comments

Podcast: Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine: A Sawbones Special Presentation: A Medicine Called Christmas

Live from Candlenights 2018, we're so proud to present a staged reading of the new Hallmark Christmas movie written by Justin and Sydnee McElroy: A Medicine Called Christmas. Music: Adam Sakiyama CAST: Narrator: Rachel McElroy Daniel: Tommy Smirl Tabitha: Sydnee McElroy Phil: Griffin McElroy Chris: Justin McElroy Ms. Crimble: Teresa McElroy Mr. Frankson: Dwight Slappe Mr. Cameron: Travis McElroy Beth: Teylor Smirl Mandy: Rileigh Smirl Mr. Golfberg: Michael Meadows Santa: Clint McElroy
posted by Lurch on Dec 26, 2018 at 8:53 PM - 13 comments

Podcast: Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine: The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits

This week on Sawbones, Sydnee and Justin are back with, and we don't think we're exaggerating here: The weirdest story they've ever told. [more inside]
posted by Cash4Lead on Nov 19, 2015 at 7:12 AM - 4 comments

Podcast: Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine: Sawbones: Syphilis

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin talk about the latest hot trends in mercury fumigation as they explore the history of syphilis. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)
posted by drezdn on Mar 6, 2015 at 7:32 AM - 1 comment

Podcast: Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine: Sawbones: The Four Humors

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin wear a Taz T-shirt in a mall fashion show. Also, bile, blood and phlegm is discussed. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)
posted by drezdn on Feb 27, 2015 at 5:43 AM - 1 comment

Podcast: Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine: Sawbones: Chocolate

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin take a sunrise and sprinkle it with dew. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)
posted by drezdn on Feb 18, 2015 at 12:23 PM - 1 comment

Podcast: Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine: Sawbones: The Dancing Plague

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin revisit a horrifying, real-world case of Boogie Fever. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)
posted by drezdn on Feb 14, 2015 at 9:53 PM - 3 comments