‘Sawbones’ invites readers to laugh at the bizarre history of medicine

The popular podcasters’ book ties pitfalls of medical history to modern pseudoscience

Black Death doctor illustration

WE’VE COME A LONG WAY  During the Black Death in the 14th century, plague doctors wore this now-iconic outfit as they attempted to treat patients. Sawbones illuminates what doctors thought they were accomplishing.

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