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The Resource Sawbones : the horrifying, hilarious road to modern medicine, written by Dr. Sydnee McElroy and Justin McElroy ; illustrated by Teylor Smirl

Sawbones : the horrifying, hilarious road to modern medicine, written by Dr. Sydnee McElroy and Justin McElroy ; illustrated by Teylor Smirl

Label
Sawbones : the horrifying, hilarious road to modern medicine
Title
Sawbones
Title remainder
the horrifying, hilarious road to modern medicine
Statement of responsibility
written by Dr. Sydnee McElroy and Justin McElroy ; illustrated by Teylor Smirl
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Wondering whether eating powdered mummies might be just the thing to cure your ills? Tempted by those vintage ads suggesting you wear radioactive underpants for virility? Ever considered drilling a hole in your head to deal with those pesky headaches? Probably not. But for thousands of years, people have done things like this--and things that make radioactive underpants seem downright sensible! In their hit podcast, Sawbones, Sydnee and Justin McElroy breakdown the weird and wonderful way we got to modern healthcare. And some of the terrifying detours along the way. Every week, Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin amaze, amuse, and gross out (depending on the week) hundreds of thousands of avid listeners to their podcast, Sawbones. Consistently rated a top podcast on iTunes, with over 15 million total downloads, this rollicking journey through thousands of years of medical mishaps and miracles is not only hilarious but downright educational. While you may never even consider applying boiled weasel to your forehead (once the height of sophistication when it came to headache cures), you will almost certainly face some questionable medical advice in your everyday life (we're looking at you, raw water!) and be better able to figure out if this is a miracle cure (it's not) or a scam."--
  • The McElroys break down the weird and wonderful way we got to modern healthcare, and introduce readers to some of the terrifying detours-- and dead ends-- along the way. While you may never even consider applying boiled weasel to your forehead (once the height of sophistication when it came to headache cures), you will almost certainly face some questionable medical advice in your everyday life. This rollicking journey through thousands of years of medical mishaps and miracles will help you be better able to figure out if it's a miracle cure or a scam.-- adapted from Amazon.com summary
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Amazon.com summary
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McElroy, Sydnee
Dewey number
610.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
R133
LC item number
.M33 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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1980-
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  • McElroy, Justin
  • Smirl, Teylor
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  • Medicine
  • Medical innovations
  • Medical innovations
  • Medicine
  • HUMOR / Internet & Social Media
  • SCIENCE / History
Label
Sawbones : the horrifying, hilarious road to modern medicine, written by Dr. Sydnee McElroy and Justin McElroy ; illustrated by Teylor Smirl
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • still image
  • text
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  • sti
  • txt
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I: The unnerving. The resurrection men ; Opium ; An electrifying experience ; Weight loss ; Charcoal ; The Black Plague ; Pliny the Elder ; Erectile dysfunction ; Spontaneous combustion ; The doctor is in ; Trepanation -- Chapter II: The gross. Mummy medicine ; Mercury ; The guthole bromance ; A piece of your mind ; The unkillable Phineas Gage ; Phrenology ; The man who drank poop ; Robert Liston ; Urine luck! ; Radium ; Humorism ; The doctor is in ; The straight poop -- Chapter III: The weird. The Dancing Plague ; Curtis Howe Springer ; Smoke 'em if you got 'em ; A titanic case of nausea ; Arsenic ; Paracelsus ; Honey ; Self-experimentation ; Homeopathy ; The doctor is in -- Chapter IV: The awesome. The poison squad ; Bloodletting ; Death by chocolate ; John Harvey Kellogg ; Parrot fever ; Detox ; Vinegar ; Polio vaccine ; The doctor is in
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9781681883816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • on1027528642
  • (OCoLC)1027528642
Label
Sawbones : the horrifying, hilarious road to modern medicine, written by Dr. Sydnee McElroy and Justin McElroy ; illustrated by Teylor Smirl
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I: The unnerving. The resurrection men ; Opium ; An electrifying experience ; Weight loss ; Charcoal ; The Black Plague ; Pliny the Elder ; Erectile dysfunction ; Spontaneous combustion ; The doctor is in ; Trepanation -- Chapter II: The gross. Mummy medicine ; Mercury ; The guthole bromance ; A piece of your mind ; The unkillable Phineas Gage ; Phrenology ; The man who drank poop ; Robert Liston ; Urine luck! ; Radium ; Humorism ; The doctor is in ; The straight poop -- Chapter III: The weird. The Dancing Plague ; Curtis Howe Springer ; Smoke 'em if you got 'em ; A titanic case of nausea ; Arsenic ; Paracelsus ; Honey ; Self-experimentation ; Homeopathy ; The doctor is in -- Chapter IV: The awesome. The poison squad ; Bloodletting ; Death by chocolate ; John Harvey Kellogg ; Parrot fever ; Detox ; Vinegar ; Polio vaccine ; The doctor is in
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9781681883816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • on1027528642
  • (OCoLC)1027528642

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