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The Sawbones Book: The Hilarious, Horrifying Road to Modern Medicine (edició 2018)

de Justin McElroy (Autor)

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A compelling, often hilarious and occasionally horrifying exploration of how modern medicine came to be! 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. Table of Contents: Part 1: 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 Part 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 Part III: The Weird The Dancing Plague Curtis Howe Springer Smoke 'Em if You Got ëEm A Titanic Case of Nausea Arsenic Paracelsus Honey Self-Experimentation Homeopathy The Doctor Is In Part IV: The Awesome The Poison Squad Bloodletting Death by Chocolate John Harvey Kellogg  Parrot Fever Detox Vinegar Polio Vaccine The Doctor Is In… (més)
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Títol:The Sawbones Book: The Hilarious, Horrifying Road to Modern Medicine
Autors:Justin McElroy (Autor)
Informació:Weldon Owen (2018), Edition: Illustrated, 216 pages
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I wish to preface this with: I know Sawbones is a podcast that exists, but I have never listened to it and am unfamiliar with its creators and style. In other words, I came into this book blind.

I started with the print edition. The layout was visually attractive, similar to an infographic, and the illustrations were nice. Unfortunately, the sheer number of typos, repeated words, etc. was horribly distracting, to the point I couldn't continue. I switched to the audio version, read by the authors. While this meant I missed out on the illustrations, the authors blissfully didn't read the typos. Other things, like the insistence of having a heading for each damn paragraph, were read.

I love quirky non-fiction books, especially those about science and/or medicine. I also enjoy dad humor and snark and sarcasm, so this was recommended to me. And I have no better way to say this that doesn't come off as dickish: I think I was a little too advanced for this book. It just didn't work for me. The vast majority of the book was rehashing stories I already knew - things that were covered in "Gross Facts!!!" books in middle school, science classes, etc. Some I even said the 'punchline' with the narrator.

Pretty much all the humor fell flat for me, either due to being really forced or poor delivery.

If I were a gambler I'd bet on this just needing a few more rounds of edits and expansion - the whole thing felt rushed.
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  kaitlynn_g | Dec 13, 2020 |
Just as wonderful as the podcast - including witty asides from both Justin and Sydnee scattered throughout. ( )
  Shofbrook | Nov 6, 2020 |
The content of this book is great! The art is extremely well-done. I have to mention the major flaw, though, which is the abundance of typographical errors. It's unfortunate. I expect a couple of typos in a first edition of almost any book, but there are just so many that it became glaring after a while. Sawbones is my favorite podcast, and I still love the book! But the editing issues are the only thing keeping it from being a 5-star read for me. ( )
  widdersyns | Jul 19, 2020 |
This is a humorously described collection of historical facts about medicine. This is an audiobook and the authors read the information. I really enjoyed the humor and the interesting information. ( )
  GlennBell | May 31, 2019 |
We are lucky that we can read a book like this and be grateful that though medicine today is far from perfect, it has certainly come a very long way. This is a gorgeous book, the cover, the full color illustrations and ads inside. We can laugh at some of them now, but people in the past believed in some of these outrageous cure-alls. The constant solutions to the obesity, which goal is still relevant today. But back in the past we would see ads like this one.

EAT! EAT! EAT! Always stay thin! Fat the enemy that is shortening your life BANISHED!
HOW with sanitized tapeworms. Her packed. Easy to swallow. Seriously? Or how about buying a bar of La Parks obesity soap? Think that might do the trick?

Drilling into skulls with hand drills. Of course the ice pick lobotomy. Poor Rosemarie Kennedy's
Wont begin to tell you what they did with urine and feces.

What about a magic belt that one could wrap around themselves, turn on the battery and you had a solution for nausea? Mummy meat crumbled into tinctures to stop bleeding? Well that a few of many of the disturbing things one will read in this book. It does have a few things, like some of the uses for honey, that has a certainly validity to this day.

A kind of gross, quirky and interesting book. Oh and don't read the book summary, I think it gives away much to much. ( )
  Beamis12 | Feb 8, 2019 |
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For Charlie and Cooper, thanks for sleeping sometimes so we could write this.
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We started Sawbones so we could stop watching so much TV.
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A compelling, often hilarious and occasionally horrifying exploration of how modern medicine came to be! 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. Table of Contents: Part 1: 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 Part 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 Part III: The Weird The Dancing Plague Curtis Howe Springer Smoke 'Em if You Got ëEm A Titanic Case of Nausea Arsenic Paracelsus Honey Self-Experimentation Homeopathy The Doctor Is In Part IV: The Awesome The Poison Squad Bloodletting Death by Chocolate John Harvey Kellogg  Parrot Fever Detox Vinegar Polio Vaccine The Doctor Is In

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