The Sawbones Book

The Hilarious, Horrifying Road to Modern Medicine

Written By: Justin McElroy, Dr. Sydnee McElroy, Teylor Smirl
$24.99
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.
Format: Hardbound
Publication Date: 10/9/2018
ISBN: 9781681883816
Pages: 224
Trim Size: 6.7 x 8.5 x 1

  • About the Author 
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Justin McElroy, Author: Justin McElroy is a 15-year journalism veteran with two awards from the Ohio Associated Press for business writing. He has served as the managing editor of AOL’s Joystiq and Vox Media’s Polygon (of which he’s also a founder).

Dr. Sydnee McElroy, Author: Sydnee McElroy has a BS in biology (2005) and an MD (2009) from Marshall University. She currently is a practicing licensed family physician and an assistant professor of medical education with Marshall.

Teylor Smirl, Illustrator: Teylor Smirl is a graduate of New York’s School of the Visual Arts; their work has been featured in comics such as Amazing Forest as well as their own series, Flightless Birds. As Sydnee’s sibling, they are part of the ever-growing McElroy (and family) podcasting empire, co-hosting Neat! The Boozecast and Still Buffering with Sydnee and their youngest sister, Rileigh.

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