Sawbones is Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin. The show is, according to them, a marital tour of misguided medicine. On the show they dig through the annals of medical history to uncover odd, weird, wrong, dumb and just plain gross ways we've tried to fix people over the years.
Some of my favorite topics in the last few months have been, Warts, Tuberculosis, Pregnancy Tests, Leprosy, Royal Rife, Teething, and Headaches.
The shows are very entertaining and keep me laughing as I listen to them. I love history and Sawbones is full of history but it is presented in a way that is anything but dry and boring. Justin and Sydnee have fantastic chemistry, (you really get a sense of their relationship), and are a lot of fun to listen to. I'm not sure how they do it but they can even make Cholera and the Black Plague funny.
If you are in the medical profession or are just interested in medicine or history I highly recommend that you give Sawbones a listen. You will never view medicine quite the same way ever again.
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I was born in 1956 in Madison, Tennessee, while my parents were attending Madison College. I grew up along the Front Range in Colorado, attending schools in Longmont, Brighton, Boulder and Loveland, Colorado. Two years after graduating from Campion Academy, I married my sweetheart, Regina. We lived in Loveland, Colorado for six years before moving to Mena in western Arkansas.
I love the people of Mena and the friendly easy going way of life here. I have owned and operated my own business since moving to Mena. I enjoy the natural beauty of western Arkansas and being out of doors.
My newspaper column in The Mena Star, An Arkie’s Faith, premiered on January 7, 2016. In March 2017, I published my first book, titled The Little Things - Devotionals from a small town, using articles from the column. I published the second book in the Devotionals from a small town series, titled In the Fog, in December 2017.