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Author McElroy, Sydnee, author.

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

Publication Info. San Francisco, CA : Weldon Owen, Inc., 2018.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  610.9 MCE    SPOTLIGHT
 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction  610.9 MCE    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  610.9 MCE    DUE 10-24-19
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Description 213 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
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 thisand 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 (were looking at you, raw water!) and be better able to figure out if this is a miracle cure (its not) or a scam."--Amazon.
Subject Medicine -- History -- Miscellanea.
Medical innovations -- History -- Miscellanea.
Added Author McElroy, Justin, 1980- author.
Smirl, Teylor, illustrator.
Added Title Sawbones book : the horrifying, hilarious road to modern medicine.
ISBN 9781681883816
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