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The Medical History of Masks (Sawbones) — Podcast

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Interested in learning more about masks and why we need to wear them? Give this episode of Sawbones a listen to learn about the medical history of masks plus hear about how and why we need to use them today from Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin.

Episode Description

The COVID-19 outbreak has recently pushed masks and other protective equipment into the forefront of the global conversation, especially as a shortage threatens medical professionals on the front lines. This week on Sawbones, how masks changed the world of medicine, and what happens when there aren’t enough to go around.

About Sawbones

Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin welcome you to Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine. Every Friday, they dig through the annals of medical history to uncover all the odd, weird, wrong, dumb, and just gross ways we’ve tried to fix people over the years. Educational? You bet! Fun? We hope!

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We’re here to help with whatever is needed and right now, that’s accurate, well-researched information about PPE. We’re also here to share tips to stay safe and healthy.

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