The Sawbones Book: The Hilarious, Horrifying Road to Modern Medicine

The Sawbones Book: The Hilarious, Horrifying Road to Modern Medicine

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 f A compelling, often hilarious and occasionally horrifying exploration of how modern medicine came to be! Wondering...

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Title:The Sawbones Book: The Hilarious, Horrifying Road to Modern Medicine
Author:Justin McElroy
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:The Sawbones Book: The Hilarious, Horrifying Road to Modern Medicine
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:216 pages pages

The Sawbones Book: The Hilarious, Horrifying Road to Modern Medicine Reviews

  • Brock Boland
    Mar 22, 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 pas...

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    People's creativity is shown in special medical agony options to deteriorate the state of health. Please note that I have put the original German text to the end of this review. Just if you might be interested. In the retrospective, many things are unbelievable and it is difficul...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    This was really, horribly disappointing. Do not pay money for this book. First off, as other reviewers have stated, this book is woefully under-edited. The page layouts made no sense, with some of the sidebars clearly in the wrong place based on the content they were referring to. ...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This was a fun book of tales from medical history, ranging from pseudo-science to self experimentation. They need a better copy editor - it seemed like on average, every page had a typo. I, too, had the issue of some pages being glued together at the back which other people have talked...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    as a sawbones/mcelroy fan, i was suuuper excited for this! and i wasn't disappointed. the book for this was stunning - i flipped through and read sections. it's well formatted and full of typical mcelroy humor. i'm gonna copy and paste this and review both editions. but the audio fe...

    Justin and Sydnee McElroy do an AMAZING job narrating their book. It makes me want to seek out their podcast. There's not much to say about this book. It is hilarious and also horrifying. Surprisingly, I wasn't as grossed out as I think I should have been. All I will say is this ... I ...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    This is a fantastic adaptation of the podcast - it maintains the exact tone and humour that is so iconic to all the McElroy media, and I hope that having it available as a book now will introduce many more people to Sawbones who were perhaps not into the podcast format. It should be no...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    I so desperately want to give this a higher review. I love Justin and Sydnee, but their chemistry just didn't transfer to print as well as it could have. Unfortunately, whether this was due to the quality of the humor and ideas or the abysmal editing, I'm unsure. As other reviews have ...

    Although this should have been fascinating it was pretty boring. Tons of layout and typo issues didn't help. Really weird that there is no bibliography or sources for any of the contents too. ...

    It's fine. The problem is twofold: it's basically a retread of the show so far, with very little new material; and it tries too hard to capture the essence of the show, which is the bantering dynamic between Sydnee [pause for cheers to die down] and Justin. But that dynamic doesn't tra...

    It's kind of like the grown-up version of those gross science books you're supposed to give to preteen and teenage boys when they're growing up because apparently boogers are the only way to introduce them to loving science or whatever. That being said, I love Justin and Sydnee and I'm...

    Overall, a joyous experience. If by any chance you are reading this, Justin McElroy--please allow me, an English teacher, to edit this work--free of charge. ...

    Sawbones is one of my favorite podcasts, so I was excited when it was announced there would be a book! The Sawbones Book is what it says on the tin: a book version of the podcast, detailing some of the gross and amazing things that have happened throughout medical history, but with a s...

    Oph this book was...weird to listen to as just an audiobook so keep that in mind with my review. I know much of it is adapted from the podcasts by the authors but it's everywhere. There's no focus. The information is interesting but I feel so scatter brained in a million different d...

    The book was funny and smart and exactly what I wanted and expected, being a fan of the podcast. Unfortunately, the publisher leaves a lot to be desired. I found several typos that were a bit jarring, and the credit for the images in the book is less than robust! I wanted to know w...

    Incredibly condescending and crass because the authors think being crass is amusing. I probably would have found some of the jokes funny 30 years ago, but they're just annoyingly puerile. The presented history has no depth and is suspiciously similar to Wikipedia articles on the sub...

    This is good. It maintains the humor and personality of the podcast and the layout and illustrations are fantastic. It probably could have used some more extensive copy editing, and my copy--like many others, it seems--is missing a number of pages at the end (including, presumably, all...

    This is a really cute companion to the Sawbones podcast. It is well set out and graphically attractive, and is in keeping with the humour of the podcast. I did miss the actual voices of Justin and Sydnee, and felt like some of their dynamite chemistry didn't fully transmit to the writt...

    Entertaining and informative, and it was easy to read a bit at a time (which worked well for the amount of time I?ve had to read lately). As other reviewers have noted, the editing on this was disappointing: misspellings, grammatical errors, etc. Loved the content, frustrated by (...

  • Trin
    Nov 21, 2018

    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 pas...

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    People's creativity is shown in special medical agony options to deteriorate the state of health. Please note that I have put the original German text to the end of this review. Just if you might be interested. In the retrospective, many things are unbelievable and it is difficul...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

  • Leah
    Dec 01, 2018

    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 pas...

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    People's creativity is shown in special medical agony options to deteriorate the state of health. Please note that I have put the original German text to the end of this review. Just if you might be interested. In the retrospective, many things are unbelievable and it is difficul...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

  • Jeb
    Jan 03, 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 pas...

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    People's creativity is shown in special medical agony options to deteriorate the state of health. Please note that I have put the original German text to the end of this review. Just if you might be interested. In the retrospective, many things are unbelievable and it is difficul...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    This was really, horribly disappointing. Do not pay money for this book. First off, as other reviewers have stated, this book is woefully under-edited. The page layouts made no sense, with some of the sidebars clearly in the wrong place based on the content they were referring to. ...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This was a fun book of tales from medical history, ranging from pseudo-science to self experimentation. They need a better copy editor - it seemed like on average, every page had a typo. I, too, had the issue of some pages being glued together at the back which other people have talked...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    as a sawbones/mcelroy fan, i was suuuper excited for this! and i wasn't disappointed. the book for this was stunning - i flipped through and read sections. it's well formatted and full of typical mcelroy humor. i'm gonna copy and paste this and review both editions. but the audio fe...

    Justin and Sydnee McElroy do an AMAZING job narrating their book. It makes me want to seek out their podcast. There's not much to say about this book. It is hilarious and also horrifying. Surprisingly, I wasn't as grossed out as I think I should have been. All I will say is this ... I ...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    This is a fantastic adaptation of the podcast - it maintains the exact tone and humour that is so iconic to all the McElroy media, and I hope that having it available as a book now will introduce many more people to Sawbones who were perhaps not into the podcast format. It should be no...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    I so desperately want to give this a higher review. I love Justin and Sydnee, but their chemistry just didn't transfer to print as well as it could have. Unfortunately, whether this was due to the quality of the humor and ideas or the abysmal editing, I'm unsure. As other reviews have ...

    Although this should have been fascinating it was pretty boring. Tons of layout and typo issues didn't help. Really weird that there is no bibliography or sources for any of the contents too. ...

    It's fine. The problem is twofold: it's basically a retread of the show so far, with very little new material; and it tries too hard to capture the essence of the show, which is the bantering dynamic between Sydnee [pause for cheers to die down] and Justin. But that dynamic doesn't tra...

    It's kind of like the grown-up version of those gross science books you're supposed to give to preteen and teenage boys when they're growing up because apparently boogers are the only way to introduce them to loving science or whatever. That being said, I love Justin and Sydnee and I'm...

    Overall, a joyous experience. If by any chance you are reading this, Justin McElroy--please allow me, an English teacher, to edit this work--free of charge. ...

    Sawbones is one of my favorite podcasts, so I was excited when it was announced there would be a book! The Sawbones Book is what it says on the tin: a book version of the podcast, detailing some of the gross and amazing things that have happened throughout medical history, but with a s...

    Oph this book was...weird to listen to as just an audiobook so keep that in mind with my review. I know much of it is adapted from the podcasts by the authors but it's everywhere. There's no focus. The information is interesting but I feel so scatter brained in a million different d...

    The book was funny and smart and exactly what I wanted and expected, being a fan of the podcast. Unfortunately, the publisher leaves a lot to be desired. I found several typos that were a bit jarring, and the credit for the images in the book is less than robust! I wanted to know w...

    Incredibly condescending and crass because the authors think being crass is amusing. I probably would have found some of the jokes funny 30 years ago, but they're just annoyingly puerile. The presented history has no depth and is suspiciously similar to Wikipedia articles on the sub...

    This is good. It maintains the humor and personality of the podcast and the layout and illustrations are fantastic. It probably could have used some more extensive copy editing, and my copy--like many others, it seems--is missing a number of pages at the end (including, presumably, all...

  • Danielle
    Nov 04, 2018

    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 pas...

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

  • Diane S ☔
    Feb 06, 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 pas...

  • Jackie B!
    Oct 20, 2018

    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 pas...

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    People's creativity is shown in special medical agony options to deteriorate the state of health. Please note that I have put the original German text to the end of this review. Just if you might be interested. In the retrospective, many things are unbelievable and it is difficul...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    This was really, horribly disappointing. Do not pay money for this book. First off, as other reviewers have stated, this book is woefully under-edited. The page layouts made no sense, with some of the sidebars clearly in the wrong place based on the content they were referring to. ...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This was a fun book of tales from medical history, ranging from pseudo-science to self experimentation. They need a better copy editor - it seemed like on average, every page had a typo. I, too, had the issue of some pages being glued together at the back which other people have talked...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    as a sawbones/mcelroy fan, i was suuuper excited for this! and i wasn't disappointed. the book for this was stunning - i flipped through and read sections. it's well formatted and full of typical mcelroy humor. i'm gonna copy and paste this and review both editions. but the audio fe...

    Justin and Sydnee McElroy do an AMAZING job narrating their book. It makes me want to seek out their podcast. There's not much to say about this book. It is hilarious and also horrifying. Surprisingly, I wasn't as grossed out as I think I should have been. All I will say is this ... I ...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    This is a fantastic adaptation of the podcast - it maintains the exact tone and humour that is so iconic to all the McElroy media, and I hope that having it available as a book now will introduce many more people to Sawbones who were perhaps not into the podcast format. It should be no...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

  • Melissa
    Apr 16, 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 pas...

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    People's creativity is shown in special medical agony options to deteriorate the state of health. Please note that I have put the original German text to the end of this review. Just if you might be interested. In the retrospective, many things are unbelievable and it is difficul...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    This was really, horribly disappointing. Do not pay money for this book. First off, as other reviewers have stated, this book is woefully under-edited. The page layouts made no sense, with some of the sidebars clearly in the wrong place based on the content they were referring to. ...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This was a fun book of tales from medical history, ranging from pseudo-science to self experimentation. They need a better copy editor - it seemed like on average, every page had a typo. I, too, had the issue of some pages being glued together at the back which other people have talked...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    as a sawbones/mcelroy fan, i was suuuper excited for this! and i wasn't disappointed. the book for this was stunning - i flipped through and read sections. it's well formatted and full of typical mcelroy humor. i'm gonna copy and paste this and review both editions. but the audio fe...

    Justin and Sydnee McElroy do an AMAZING job narrating their book. It makes me want to seek out their podcast. There's not much to say about this book. It is hilarious and also horrifying. Surprisingly, I wasn't as grossed out as I think I should have been. All I will say is this ... I ...

  • Billie Cotterman
    Oct 24, 2018

    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 pas...

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    People's creativity is shown in special medical agony options to deteriorate the state of health. Please note that I have put the original German text to the end of this review. Just if you might be interested. In the retrospective, many things are unbelievable and it is difficul...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

  • Catherine
    Jan 11, 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 pas...

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    People's creativity is shown in special medical agony options to deteriorate the state of health. Please note that I have put the original German text to the end of this review. Just if you might be interested. In the retrospective, many things are unbelievable and it is difficul...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    This was really, horribly disappointing. Do not pay money for this book. First off, as other reviewers have stated, this book is woefully under-edited. The page layouts made no sense, with some of the sidebars clearly in the wrong place based on the content they were referring to. ...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This was a fun book of tales from medical history, ranging from pseudo-science to self experimentation. They need a better copy editor - it seemed like on average, every page had a typo. I, too, had the issue of some pages being glued together at the back which other people have talked...

  • Mary Rose
    Oct 20, 2018

    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 pas...

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    People's creativity is shown in special medical agony options to deteriorate the state of health. Please note that I have put the original German text to the end of this review. Just if you might be interested. In the retrospective, many things are unbelievable and it is difficul...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    This was really, horribly disappointing. Do not pay money for this book. First off, as other reviewers have stated, this book is woefully under-edited. The page layouts made no sense, with some of the sidebars clearly in the wrong place based on the content they were referring to. ...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This was a fun book of tales from medical history, ranging from pseudo-science to self experimentation. They need a better copy editor - it seemed like on average, every page had a typo. I, too, had the issue of some pages being glued together at the back which other people have talked...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    as a sawbones/mcelroy fan, i was suuuper excited for this! and i wasn't disappointed. the book for this was stunning - i flipped through and read sections. it's well formatted and full of typical mcelroy humor. i'm gonna copy and paste this and review both editions. but the audio fe...

    Justin and Sydnee McElroy do an AMAZING job narrating their book. It makes me want to seek out their podcast. There's not much to say about this book. It is hilarious and also horrifying. Surprisingly, I wasn't as grossed out as I think I should have been. All I will say is this ... I ...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    This is a fantastic adaptation of the podcast - it maintains the exact tone and humour that is so iconic to all the McElroy media, and I hope that having it available as a book now will introduce many more people to Sawbones who were perhaps not into the podcast format. It should be no...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    I so desperately want to give this a higher review. I love Justin and Sydnee, but their chemistry just didn't transfer to print as well as it could have. Unfortunately, whether this was due to the quality of the humor and ideas or the abysmal editing, I'm unsure. As other reviews have ...

    Although this should have been fascinating it was pretty boring. Tons of layout and typo issues didn't help. Really weird that there is no bibliography or sources for any of the contents too. ...

    It's fine. The problem is twofold: it's basically a retread of the show so far, with very little new material; and it tries too hard to capture the essence of the show, which is the bantering dynamic between Sydnee [pause for cheers to die down] and Justin. But that dynamic doesn't tra...

    It's kind of like the grown-up version of those gross science books you're supposed to give to preteen and teenage boys when they're growing up because apparently boogers are the only way to introduce them to loving science or whatever. That being said, I love Justin and Sydnee and I'm...

  • Elliott Barnett
    Dec 06, 2018

    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 pas...

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    People's creativity is shown in special medical agony options to deteriorate the state of health. Please note that I have put the original German text to the end of this review. Just if you might be interested. In the retrospective, many things are unbelievable and it is difficul...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    This was really, horribly disappointing. Do not pay money for this book. First off, as other reviewers have stated, this book is woefully under-edited. The page layouts made no sense, with some of the sidebars clearly in the wrong place based on the content they were referring to. ...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This was a fun book of tales from medical history, ranging from pseudo-science to self experimentation. They need a better copy editor - it seemed like on average, every page had a typo. I, too, had the issue of some pages being glued together at the back which other people have talked...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    as a sawbones/mcelroy fan, i was suuuper excited for this! and i wasn't disappointed. the book for this was stunning - i flipped through and read sections. it's well formatted and full of typical mcelroy humor. i'm gonna copy and paste this and review both editions. but the audio fe...

    Justin and Sydnee McElroy do an AMAZING job narrating their book. It makes me want to seek out their podcast. There's not much to say about this book. It is hilarious and also horrifying. Surprisingly, I wasn't as grossed out as I think I should have been. All I will say is this ... I ...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    This is a fantastic adaptation of the podcast - it maintains the exact tone and humour that is so iconic to all the McElroy media, and I hope that having it available as a book now will introduce many more people to Sawbones who were perhaps not into the podcast format. It should be no...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    I so desperately want to give this a higher review. I love Justin and Sydnee, but their chemistry just didn't transfer to print as well as it could have. Unfortunately, whether this was due to the quality of the humor and ideas or the abysmal editing, I'm unsure. As other reviews have ...

    Although this should have been fascinating it was pretty boring. Tons of layout and typo issues didn't help. Really weird that there is no bibliography or sources for any of the contents too. ...

    It's fine. The problem is twofold: it's basically a retread of the show so far, with very little new material; and it tries too hard to capture the essence of the show, which is the bantering dynamic between Sydnee [pause for cheers to die down] and Justin. But that dynamic doesn't tra...

    It's kind of like the grown-up version of those gross science books you're supposed to give to preteen and teenage boys when they're growing up because apparently boogers are the only way to introduce them to loving science or whatever. That being said, I love Justin and Sydnee and I'm...

    Overall, a joyous experience. If by any chance you are reading this, Justin McElroy--please allow me, an English teacher, to edit this work--free of charge. ...

  • Stephanie
    Nov 06, 2018

    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 pas...

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    People's creativity is shown in special medical agony options to deteriorate the state of health. Please note that I have put the original German text to the end of this review. Just if you might be interested. In the retrospective, many things are unbelievable and it is difficul...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    This was really, horribly disappointing. Do not pay money for this book. First off, as other reviewers have stated, this book is woefully under-edited. The page layouts made no sense, with some of the sidebars clearly in the wrong place based on the content they were referring to. ...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

  • Tim Gautier
    Apr 13, 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 pas...

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    People's creativity is shown in special medical agony options to deteriorate the state of health. Please note that I have put the original German text to the end of this review. Just if you might be interested. In the retrospective, many things are unbelievable and it is difficul...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    This was really, horribly disappointing. Do not pay money for this book. First off, as other reviewers have stated, this book is woefully under-edited. The page layouts made no sense, with some of the sidebars clearly in the wrong place based on the content they were referring to. ...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This was a fun book of tales from medical history, ranging from pseudo-science to self experimentation. They need a better copy editor - it seemed like on average, every page had a typo. I, too, had the issue of some pages being glued together at the back which other people have talked...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    as a sawbones/mcelroy fan, i was suuuper excited for this! and i wasn't disappointed. the book for this was stunning - i flipped through and read sections. it's well formatted and full of typical mcelroy humor. i'm gonna copy and paste this and review both editions. but the audio fe...

    Justin and Sydnee McElroy do an AMAZING job narrating their book. It makes me want to seek out their podcast. There's not much to say about this book. It is hilarious and also horrifying. Surprisingly, I wasn't as grossed out as I think I should have been. All I will say is this ... I ...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    This is a fantastic adaptation of the podcast - it maintains the exact tone and humour that is so iconic to all the McElroy media, and I hope that having it available as a book now will introduce many more people to Sawbones who were perhaps not into the podcast format. It should be no...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    I so desperately want to give this a higher review. I love Justin and Sydnee, but their chemistry just didn't transfer to print as well as it could have. Unfortunately, whether this was due to the quality of the humor and ideas or the abysmal editing, I'm unsure. As other reviews have ...

    Although this should have been fascinating it was pretty boring. Tons of layout and typo issues didn't help. Really weird that there is no bibliography or sources for any of the contents too. ...

    It's fine. The problem is twofold: it's basically a retread of the show so far, with very little new material; and it tries too hard to capture the essence of the show, which is the bantering dynamic between Sydnee [pause for cheers to die down] and Justin. But that dynamic doesn't tra...

    It's kind of like the grown-up version of those gross science books you're supposed to give to preteen and teenage boys when they're growing up because apparently boogers are the only way to introduce them to loving science or whatever. That being said, I love Justin and Sydnee and I'm...

    Overall, a joyous experience. If by any chance you are reading this, Justin McElroy--please allow me, an English teacher, to edit this work--free of charge. ...

    Sawbones is one of my favorite podcasts, so I was excited when it was announced there would be a book! The Sawbones Book is what it says on the tin: a book version of the podcast, detailing some of the gross and amazing things that have happened throughout medical history, but with a s...

    Oph this book was...weird to listen to as just an audiobook so keep that in mind with my review. I know much of it is adapted from the podcasts by the authors but it's everywhere. There's no focus. The information is interesting but I feel so scatter brained in a million different d...

    The book was funny and smart and exactly what I wanted and expected, being a fan of the podcast. Unfortunately, the publisher leaves a lot to be desired. I found several typos that were a bit jarring, and the credit for the images in the book is less than robust! I wanted to know w...

    Incredibly condescending and crass because the authors think being crass is amusing. I probably would have found some of the jokes funny 30 years ago, but they're just annoyingly puerile. The presented history has no depth and is suspiciously similar to Wikipedia articles on the sub...

  • Ksenia
    Dec 03, 2018

    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 pas...

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    People's creativity is shown in special medical agony options to deteriorate the state of health. Please note that I have put the original German text to the end of this review. Just if you might be interested. In the retrospective, many things are unbelievable and it is difficul...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    This was really, horribly disappointing. Do not pay money for this book. First off, as other reviewers have stated, this book is woefully under-edited. The page layouts made no sense, with some of the sidebars clearly in the wrong place based on the content they were referring to. ...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This was a fun book of tales from medical history, ranging from pseudo-science to self experimentation. They need a better copy editor - it seemed like on average, every page had a typo. I, too, had the issue of some pages being glued together at the back which other people have talked...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    as a sawbones/mcelroy fan, i was suuuper excited for this! and i wasn't disappointed. the book for this was stunning - i flipped through and read sections. it's well formatted and full of typical mcelroy humor. i'm gonna copy and paste this and review both editions. but the audio fe...

    Justin and Sydnee McElroy do an AMAZING job narrating their book. It makes me want to seek out their podcast. There's not much to say about this book. It is hilarious and also horrifying. Surprisingly, I wasn't as grossed out as I think I should have been. All I will say is this ... I ...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    This is a fantastic adaptation of the podcast - it maintains the exact tone and humour that is so iconic to all the McElroy media, and I hope that having it available as a book now will introduce many more people to Sawbones who were perhaps not into the podcast format. It should be no...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    I so desperately want to give this a higher review. I love Justin and Sydnee, but their chemistry just didn't transfer to print as well as it could have. Unfortunately, whether this was due to the quality of the humor and ideas or the abysmal editing, I'm unsure. As other reviews have ...

    Although this should have been fascinating it was pretty boring. Tons of layout and typo issues didn't help. Really weird that there is no bibliography or sources for any of the contents too. ...

    It's fine. The problem is twofold: it's basically a retread of the show so far, with very little new material; and it tries too hard to capture the essence of the show, which is the bantering dynamic between Sydnee [pause for cheers to die down] and Justin. But that dynamic doesn't tra...

    It's kind of like the grown-up version of those gross science books you're supposed to give to preteen and teenage boys when they're growing up because apparently boogers are the only way to introduce them to loving science or whatever. That being said, I love Justin and Sydnee and I'm...

    Overall, a joyous experience. If by any chance you are reading this, Justin McElroy--please allow me, an English teacher, to edit this work--free of charge. ...

    Sawbones is one of my favorite podcasts, so I was excited when it was announced there would be a book! The Sawbones Book is what it says on the tin: a book version of the podcast, detailing some of the gross and amazing things that have happened throughout medical history, but with a s...

    Oph this book was...weird to listen to as just an audiobook so keep that in mind with my review. I know much of it is adapted from the podcasts by the authors but it's everywhere. There's no focus. The information is interesting but I feel so scatter brained in a million different d...

    The book was funny and smart and exactly what I wanted and expected, being a fan of the podcast. Unfortunately, the publisher leaves a lot to be desired. I found several typos that were a bit jarring, and the credit for the images in the book is less than robust! I wanted to know w...

    Incredibly condescending and crass because the authors think being crass is amusing. I probably would have found some of the jokes funny 30 years ago, but they're just annoyingly puerile. The presented history has no depth and is suspiciously similar to Wikipedia articles on the sub...

    This is good. It maintains the humor and personality of the podcast and the layout and illustrations are fantastic. It probably could have used some more extensive copy editing, and my copy--like many others, it seems--is missing a number of pages at the end (including, presumably, all...

    This is a really cute companion to the Sawbones podcast. It is well set out and graphically attractive, and is in keeping with the humour of the podcast. I did miss the actual voices of Justin and Sydnee, and felt like some of their dynamite chemistry didn't fully transmit to the writt...

    Entertaining and informative, and it was easy to read a bit at a time (which worked well for the amount of time I?ve had to read lately). As other reviewers have noted, the editing on this was disappointing: misspellings, grammatical errors, etc. Loved the content, frustrated by (...

    This book was very entertaining and hilarious throughout. If you can listed to the audiobook I highly recommend it because it?s even funnier when read by the authors. It?s like a medical version of the ?uncle johns bathroom readers? books. ...

    In terms of content, this book was wonderful. Funny, informative, and descriptive enough that I had to put it down several times to let the nausea pass. I fully expect that I'll pull this back off the shelf occasionally when I suddenly have an urge to remember why people kept eating ot...

    Another McElroy family product! How strange the phenomenon of podcast turned into book is. Sydnee and Justin did a great job bringing their mix of facts, banter, and myth dispelling to the page, and as much as I love books I truly hope this turns more people on to their podcast. ...

  • Kayla
    Mar 21, 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 pas...

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    People's creativity is shown in special medical agony options to deteriorate the state of health. Please note that I have put the original German text to the end of this review. Just if you might be interested. In the retrospective, many things are unbelievable and it is difficul...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    This was really, horribly disappointing. Do not pay money for this book. First off, as other reviewers have stated, this book is woefully under-edited. The page layouts made no sense, with some of the sidebars clearly in the wrong place based on the content they were referring to. ...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This was a fun book of tales from medical history, ranging from pseudo-science to self experimentation. They need a better copy editor - it seemed like on average, every page had a typo. I, too, had the issue of some pages being glued together at the back which other people have talked...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    as a sawbones/mcelroy fan, i was suuuper excited for this! and i wasn't disappointed. the book for this was stunning - i flipped through and read sections. it's well formatted and full of typical mcelroy humor. i'm gonna copy and paste this and review both editions. but the audio fe...

    Justin and Sydnee McElroy do an AMAZING job narrating their book. It makes me want to seek out their podcast. There's not much to say about this book. It is hilarious and also horrifying. Surprisingly, I wasn't as grossed out as I think I should have been. All I will say is this ... I ...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    This is a fantastic adaptation of the podcast - it maintains the exact tone and humour that is so iconic to all the McElroy media, and I hope that having it available as a book now will introduce many more people to Sawbones who were perhaps not into the podcast format. It should be no...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    I so desperately want to give this a higher review. I love Justin and Sydnee, but their chemistry just didn't transfer to print as well as it could have. Unfortunately, whether this was due to the quality of the humor and ideas or the abysmal editing, I'm unsure. As other reviews have ...

    Although this should have been fascinating it was pretty boring. Tons of layout and typo issues didn't help. Really weird that there is no bibliography or sources for any of the contents too. ...

    It's fine. The problem is twofold: it's basically a retread of the show so far, with very little new material; and it tries too hard to capture the essence of the show, which is the bantering dynamic between Sydnee [pause for cheers to die down] and Justin. But that dynamic doesn't tra...

    It's kind of like the grown-up version of those gross science books you're supposed to give to preteen and teenage boys when they're growing up because apparently boogers are the only way to introduce them to loving science or whatever. That being said, I love Justin and Sydnee and I'm...

    Overall, a joyous experience. If by any chance you are reading this, Justin McElroy--please allow me, an English teacher, to edit this work--free of charge. ...

    Sawbones is one of my favorite podcasts, so I was excited when it was announced there would be a book! The Sawbones Book is what it says on the tin: a book version of the podcast, detailing some of the gross and amazing things that have happened throughout medical history, but with a s...

  • Jak Krumholtz
    Feb 25, 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 pas...

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    People's creativity is shown in special medical agony options to deteriorate the state of health. Please note that I have put the original German text to the end of this review. Just if you might be interested. In the retrospective, many things are unbelievable and it is difficul...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    This was really, horribly disappointing. Do not pay money for this book. First off, as other reviewers have stated, this book is woefully under-edited. The page layouts made no sense, with some of the sidebars clearly in the wrong place based on the content they were referring to. ...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This was a fun book of tales from medical history, ranging from pseudo-science to self experimentation. They need a better copy editor - it seemed like on average, every page had a typo. I, too, had the issue of some pages being glued together at the back which other people have talked...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    as a sawbones/mcelroy fan, i was suuuper excited for this! and i wasn't disappointed. the book for this was stunning - i flipped through and read sections. it's well formatted and full of typical mcelroy humor. i'm gonna copy and paste this and review both editions. but the audio fe...

    Justin and Sydnee McElroy do an AMAZING job narrating their book. It makes me want to seek out their podcast. There's not much to say about this book. It is hilarious and also horrifying. Surprisingly, I wasn't as grossed out as I think I should have been. All I will say is this ... I ...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    This is a fantastic adaptation of the podcast - it maintains the exact tone and humour that is so iconic to all the McElroy media, and I hope that having it available as a book now will introduce many more people to Sawbones who were perhaps not into the podcast format. It should be no...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    I so desperately want to give this a higher review. I love Justin and Sydnee, but their chemistry just didn't transfer to print as well as it could have. Unfortunately, whether this was due to the quality of the humor and ideas or the abysmal editing, I'm unsure. As other reviews have ...

    Although this should have been fascinating it was pretty boring. Tons of layout and typo issues didn't help. Really weird that there is no bibliography or sources for any of the contents too. ...

  • Jennifer
    Jan 18, 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 pas...

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    People's creativity is shown in special medical agony options to deteriorate the state of health. Please note that I have put the original German text to the end of this review. Just if you might be interested. In the retrospective, many things are unbelievable and it is difficul...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    This was really, horribly disappointing. Do not pay money for this book. First off, as other reviewers have stated, this book is woefully under-edited. The page layouts made no sense, with some of the sidebars clearly in the wrong place based on the content they were referring to. ...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This was a fun book of tales from medical history, ranging from pseudo-science to self experimentation. They need a better copy editor - it seemed like on average, every page had a typo. I, too, had the issue of some pages being glued together at the back which other people have talked...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    as a sawbones/mcelroy fan, i was suuuper excited for this! and i wasn't disappointed. the book for this was stunning - i flipped through and read sections. it's well formatted and full of typical mcelroy humor. i'm gonna copy and paste this and review both editions. but the audio fe...

    Justin and Sydnee McElroy do an AMAZING job narrating their book. It makes me want to seek out their podcast. There's not much to say about this book. It is hilarious and also horrifying. Surprisingly, I wasn't as grossed out as I think I should have been. All I will say is this ... I ...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    This is a fantastic adaptation of the podcast - it maintains the exact tone and humour that is so iconic to all the McElroy media, and I hope that having it available as a book now will introduce many more people to Sawbones who were perhaps not into the podcast format. It should be no...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    I so desperately want to give this a higher review. I love Justin and Sydnee, but their chemistry just didn't transfer to print as well as it could have. Unfortunately, whether this was due to the quality of the humor and ideas or the abysmal editing, I'm unsure. As other reviews have ...

    Although this should have been fascinating it was pretty boring. Tons of layout and typo issues didn't help. Really weird that there is no bibliography or sources for any of the contents too. ...

    It's fine. The problem is twofold: it's basically a retread of the show so far, with very little new material; and it tries too hard to capture the essence of the show, which is the bantering dynamic between Sydnee [pause for cheers to die down] and Justin. But that dynamic doesn't tra...

    It's kind of like the grown-up version of those gross science books you're supposed to give to preteen and teenage boys when they're growing up because apparently boogers are the only way to introduce them to loving science or whatever. That being said, I love Justin and Sydnee and I'm...

    Overall, a joyous experience. If by any chance you are reading this, Justin McElroy--please allow me, an English teacher, to edit this work--free of charge. ...

    Sawbones is one of my favorite podcasts, so I was excited when it was announced there would be a book! The Sawbones Book is what it says on the tin: a book version of the podcast, detailing some of the gross and amazing things that have happened throughout medical history, but with a s...

    Oph this book was...weird to listen to as just an audiobook so keep that in mind with my review. I know much of it is adapted from the podcasts by the authors but it's everywhere. There's no focus. The information is interesting but I feel so scatter brained in a million different d...

    The book was funny and smart and exactly what I wanted and expected, being a fan of the podcast. Unfortunately, the publisher leaves a lot to be desired. I found several typos that were a bit jarring, and the credit for the images in the book is less than robust! I wanted to know w...

  • Jessica Hadac
    Nov 11, 2018

    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 pas...

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    People's creativity is shown in special medical agony options to deteriorate the state of health. Please note that I have put the original German text to the end of this review. Just if you might be interested. In the retrospective, many things are unbelievable and it is difficul...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    This was really, horribly disappointing. Do not pay money for this book. First off, as other reviewers have stated, this book is woefully under-edited. The page layouts made no sense, with some of the sidebars clearly in the wrong place based on the content they were referring to. ...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This was a fun book of tales from medical history, ranging from pseudo-science to self experimentation. They need a better copy editor - it seemed like on average, every page had a typo. I, too, had the issue of some pages being glued together at the back which other people have talked...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

  • ellis
    Jan 10, 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 pas...

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    People's creativity is shown in special medical agony options to deteriorate the state of health. Please note that I have put the original German text to the end of this review. Just if you might be interested. In the retrospective, many things are unbelievable and it is difficul...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    This was really, horribly disappointing. Do not pay money for this book. First off, as other reviewers have stated, this book is woefully under-edited. The page layouts made no sense, with some of the sidebars clearly in the wrong place based on the content they were referring to. ...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This was a fun book of tales from medical history, ranging from pseudo-science to self experimentation. They need a better copy editor - it seemed like on average, every page had a typo. I, too, had the issue of some pages being glued together at the back which other people have talked...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    as a sawbones/mcelroy fan, i was suuuper excited for this! and i wasn't disappointed. the book for this was stunning - i flipped through and read sections. it's well formatted and full of typical mcelroy humor. i'm gonna copy and paste this and review both editions. but the audio fe...

  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    Apr 05, 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 pas...

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    People's creativity is shown in special medical agony options to deteriorate the state of health. Please note that I have put the original German text to the end of this review. Just if you might be interested. In the retrospective, many things are unbelievable and it is difficul...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    This was really, horribly disappointing. Do not pay money for this book. First off, as other reviewers have stated, this book is woefully under-edited. The page layouts made no sense, with some of the sidebars clearly in the wrong place based on the content they were referring to. ...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This was a fun book of tales from medical history, ranging from pseudo-science to self experimentation. They need a better copy editor - it seemed like on average, every page had a typo. I, too, had the issue of some pages being glued together at the back which other people have talked...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    as a sawbones/mcelroy fan, i was suuuper excited for this! and i wasn't disappointed. the book for this was stunning - i flipped through and read sections. it's well formatted and full of typical mcelroy humor. i'm gonna copy and paste this and review both editions. but the audio fe...

    Justin and Sydnee McElroy do an AMAZING job narrating their book. It makes me want to seek out their podcast. There's not much to say about this book. It is hilarious and also horrifying. Surprisingly, I wasn't as grossed out as I think I should have been. All I will say is this ... I ...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    This is a fantastic adaptation of the podcast - it maintains the exact tone and humour that is so iconic to all the McElroy media, and I hope that having it available as a book now will introduce many more people to Sawbones who were perhaps not into the podcast format. It should be no...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    I so desperately want to give this a higher review. I love Justin and Sydnee, but their chemistry just didn't transfer to print as well as it could have. Unfortunately, whether this was due to the quality of the humor and ideas or the abysmal editing, I'm unsure. As other reviews have ...

    Although this should have been fascinating it was pretty boring. Tons of layout and typo issues didn't help. Really weird that there is no bibliography or sources for any of the contents too. ...

    It's fine. The problem is twofold: it's basically a retread of the show so far, with very little new material; and it tries too hard to capture the essence of the show, which is the bantering dynamic between Sydnee [pause for cheers to die down] and Justin. But that dynamic doesn't tra...

    It's kind of like the grown-up version of those gross science books you're supposed to give to preteen and teenage boys when they're growing up because apparently boogers are the only way to introduce them to loving science or whatever. That being said, I love Justin and Sydnee and I'm...

    Overall, a joyous experience. If by any chance you are reading this, Justin McElroy--please allow me, an English teacher, to edit this work--free of charge. ...

    Sawbones is one of my favorite podcasts, so I was excited when it was announced there would be a book! The Sawbones Book is what it says on the tin: a book version of the podcast, detailing some of the gross and amazing things that have happened throughout medical history, but with a s...

    Oph this book was...weird to listen to as just an audiobook so keep that in mind with my review. I know much of it is adapted from the podcasts by the authors but it's everywhere. There's no focus. The information is interesting but I feel so scatter brained in a million different d...

  • Ryan Wait
    Jan 19, 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 pas...

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    People's creativity is shown in special medical agony options to deteriorate the state of health. Please note that I have put the original German text to the end of this review. Just if you might be interested. In the retrospective, many things are unbelievable and it is difficul...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    This was really, horribly disappointing. Do not pay money for this book. First off, as other reviewers have stated, this book is woefully under-edited. The page layouts made no sense, with some of the sidebars clearly in the wrong place based on the content they were referring to. ...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This was a fun book of tales from medical history, ranging from pseudo-science to self experimentation. They need a better copy editor - it seemed like on average, every page had a typo. I, too, had the issue of some pages being glued together at the back which other people have talked...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    as a sawbones/mcelroy fan, i was suuuper excited for this! and i wasn't disappointed. the book for this was stunning - i flipped through and read sections. it's well formatted and full of typical mcelroy humor. i'm gonna copy and paste this and review both editions. but the audio fe...

    Justin and Sydnee McElroy do an AMAZING job narrating their book. It makes me want to seek out their podcast. There's not much to say about this book. It is hilarious and also horrifying. Surprisingly, I wasn't as grossed out as I think I should have been. All I will say is this ... I ...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    This is a fantastic adaptation of the podcast - it maintains the exact tone and humour that is so iconic to all the McElroy media, and I hope that having it available as a book now will introduce many more people to Sawbones who were perhaps not into the podcast format. It should be no...

  • Jared Pechacek
    Nov 21, 2018

    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 pas...

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    People's creativity is shown in special medical agony options to deteriorate the state of health. Please note that I have put the original German text to the end of this review. Just if you might be interested. In the retrospective, many things are unbelievable and it is difficul...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    This was really, horribly disappointing. Do not pay money for this book. First off, as other reviewers have stated, this book is woefully under-edited. The page layouts made no sense, with some of the sidebars clearly in the wrong place based on the content they were referring to. ...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This was a fun book of tales from medical history, ranging from pseudo-science to self experimentation. They need a better copy editor - it seemed like on average, every page had a typo. I, too, had the issue of some pages being glued together at the back which other people have talked...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    as a sawbones/mcelroy fan, i was suuuper excited for this! and i wasn't disappointed. the book for this was stunning - i flipped through and read sections. it's well formatted and full of typical mcelroy humor. i'm gonna copy and paste this and review both editions. but the audio fe...

    Justin and Sydnee McElroy do an AMAZING job narrating their book. It makes me want to seek out their podcast. There's not much to say about this book. It is hilarious and also horrifying. Surprisingly, I wasn't as grossed out as I think I should have been. All I will say is this ... I ...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    This is a fantastic adaptation of the podcast - it maintains the exact tone and humour that is so iconic to all the McElroy media, and I hope that having it available as a book now will introduce many more people to Sawbones who were perhaps not into the podcast format. It should be no...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    I so desperately want to give this a higher review. I love Justin and Sydnee, but their chemistry just didn't transfer to print as well as it could have. Unfortunately, whether this was due to the quality of the humor and ideas or the abysmal editing, I'm unsure. As other reviews have ...

    Although this should have been fascinating it was pretty boring. Tons of layout and typo issues didn't help. Really weird that there is no bibliography or sources for any of the contents too. ...

    It's fine. The problem is twofold: it's basically a retread of the show so far, with very little new material; and it tries too hard to capture the essence of the show, which is the bantering dynamic between Sydnee [pause for cheers to die down] and Justin. But that dynamic doesn't tra...

  • Liz
    Nov 12, 2018

    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 pas...

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    People's creativity is shown in special medical agony options to deteriorate the state of health. Please note that I have put the original German text to the end of this review. Just if you might be interested. In the retrospective, many things are unbelievable and it is difficul...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    This was really, horribly disappointing. Do not pay money for this book. First off, as other reviewers have stated, this book is woefully under-edited. The page layouts made no sense, with some of the sidebars clearly in the wrong place based on the content they were referring to. ...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This was a fun book of tales from medical history, ranging from pseudo-science to self experimentation. They need a better copy editor - it seemed like on average, every page had a typo. I, too, had the issue of some pages being glued together at the back which other people have talked...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    as a sawbones/mcelroy fan, i was suuuper excited for this! and i wasn't disappointed. the book for this was stunning - i flipped through and read sections. it's well formatted and full of typical mcelroy humor. i'm gonna copy and paste this and review both editions. but the audio fe...

    Justin and Sydnee McElroy do an AMAZING job narrating their book. It makes me want to seek out their podcast. There's not much to say about this book. It is hilarious and also horrifying. Surprisingly, I wasn't as grossed out as I think I should have been. All I will say is this ... I ...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

  • Benjamin Hola
    Apr 24, 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 pas...

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    People's creativity is shown in special medical agony options to deteriorate the state of health. Please note that I have put the original German text to the end of this review. Just if you might be interested. In the retrospective, many things are unbelievable and it is difficul...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    This was really, horribly disappointing. Do not pay money for this book. First off, as other reviewers have stated, this book is woefully under-edited. The page layouts made no sense, with some of the sidebars clearly in the wrong place based on the content they were referring to. ...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This was a fun book of tales from medical history, ranging from pseudo-science to self experimentation. They need a better copy editor - it seemed like on average, every page had a typo. I, too, had the issue of some pages being glued together at the back which other people have talked...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    as a sawbones/mcelroy fan, i was suuuper excited for this! and i wasn't disappointed. the book for this was stunning - i flipped through and read sections. it's well formatted and full of typical mcelroy humor. i'm gonna copy and paste this and review both editions. but the audio fe...

    Justin and Sydnee McElroy do an AMAZING job narrating their book. It makes me want to seek out their podcast. There's not much to say about this book. It is hilarious and also horrifying. Surprisingly, I wasn't as grossed out as I think I should have been. All I will say is this ... I ...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    This is a fantastic adaptation of the podcast - it maintains the exact tone and humour that is so iconic to all the McElroy media, and I hope that having it available as a book now will introduce many more people to Sawbones who were perhaps not into the podcast format. It should be no...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    I so desperately want to give this a higher review. I love Justin and Sydnee, but their chemistry just didn't transfer to print as well as it could have. Unfortunately, whether this was due to the quality of the humor and ideas or the abysmal editing, I'm unsure. As other reviews have ...

    Although this should have been fascinating it was pretty boring. Tons of layout and typo issues didn't help. Really weird that there is no bibliography or sources for any of the contents too. ...

    It's fine. The problem is twofold: it's basically a retread of the show so far, with very little new material; and it tries too hard to capture the essence of the show, which is the bantering dynamic between Sydnee [pause for cheers to die down] and Justin. But that dynamic doesn't tra...

    It's kind of like the grown-up version of those gross science books you're supposed to give to preteen and teenage boys when they're growing up because apparently boogers are the only way to introduce them to loving science or whatever. That being said, I love Justin and Sydnee and I'm...

    Overall, a joyous experience. If by any chance you are reading this, Justin McElroy--please allow me, an English teacher, to edit this work--free of charge. ...

    Sawbones is one of my favorite podcasts, so I was excited when it was announced there would be a book! The Sawbones Book is what it says on the tin: a book version of the podcast, detailing some of the gross and amazing things that have happened throughout medical history, but with a s...

    Oph this book was...weird to listen to as just an audiobook so keep that in mind with my review. I know much of it is adapted from the podcasts by the authors but it's everywhere. There's no focus. The information is interesting but I feel so scatter brained in a million different d...

    The book was funny and smart and exactly what I wanted and expected, being a fan of the podcast. Unfortunately, the publisher leaves a lot to be desired. I found several typos that were a bit jarring, and the credit for the images in the book is less than robust! I wanted to know w...

    Incredibly condescending and crass because the authors think being crass is amusing. I probably would have found some of the jokes funny 30 years ago, but they're just annoyingly puerile. The presented history has no depth and is suspiciously similar to Wikipedia articles on the sub...

    This is good. It maintains the humor and personality of the podcast and the layout and illustrations are fantastic. It probably could have used some more extensive copy editing, and my copy--like many others, it seems--is missing a number of pages at the end (including, presumably, all...

    This is a really cute companion to the Sawbones podcast. It is well set out and graphically attractive, and is in keeping with the humour of the podcast. I did miss the actual voices of Justin and Sydnee, and felt like some of their dynamite chemistry didn't fully transmit to the writt...

    Entertaining and informative, and it was easy to read a bit at a time (which worked well for the amount of time I?ve had to read lately). As other reviewers have noted, the editing on this was disappointing: misspellings, grammatical errors, etc. Loved the content, frustrated by (...

    This book was very entertaining and hilarious throughout. If you can listed to the audiobook I highly recommend it because it?s even funnier when read by the authors. It?s like a medical version of the ?uncle johns bathroom readers? books. ...

  • Alison Schaefer
    Mar 16, 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 pas...

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    People's creativity is shown in special medical agony options to deteriorate the state of health. Please note that I have put the original German text to the end of this review. Just if you might be interested. In the retrospective, many things are unbelievable and it is difficul...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    This was really, horribly disappointing. Do not pay money for this book. First off, as other reviewers have stated, this book is woefully under-edited. The page layouts made no sense, with some of the sidebars clearly in the wrong place based on the content they were referring to. ...

  • Science (Fiction) Comedy Horror and Fantasy Geek/Nerd
    Dec 17, 2018

    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 pas...

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    People's creativity is shown in special medical agony options to deteriorate the state of health. Please note that I have put the original German text to the end of this review. Just if you might be interested. In the retrospective, many things are unbelievable and it is difficul...

  • Jay-Dee Davis
    Mar 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 pas...

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    People's creativity is shown in special medical agony options to deteriorate the state of health. Please note that I have put the original German text to the end of this review. Just if you might be interested. In the retrospective, many things are unbelievable and it is difficul...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    This was really, horribly disappointing. Do not pay money for this book. First off, as other reviewers have stated, this book is woefully under-edited. The page layouts made no sense, with some of the sidebars clearly in the wrong place based on the content they were referring to. ...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This was a fun book of tales from medical history, ranging from pseudo-science to self experimentation. They need a better copy editor - it seemed like on average, every page had a typo. I, too, had the issue of some pages being glued together at the back which other people have talked...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    as a sawbones/mcelroy fan, i was suuuper excited for this! and i wasn't disappointed. the book for this was stunning - i flipped through and read sections. it's well formatted and full of typical mcelroy humor. i'm gonna copy and paste this and review both editions. but the audio fe...

    Justin and Sydnee McElroy do an AMAZING job narrating their book. It makes me want to seek out their podcast. There's not much to say about this book. It is hilarious and also horrifying. Surprisingly, I wasn't as grossed out as I think I should have been. All I will say is this ... I ...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    This is a fantastic adaptation of the podcast - it maintains the exact tone and humour that is so iconic to all the McElroy media, and I hope that having it available as a book now will introduce many more people to Sawbones who were perhaps not into the podcast format. It should be no...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    I so desperately want to give this a higher review. I love Justin and Sydnee, but their chemistry just didn't transfer to print as well as it could have. Unfortunately, whether this was due to the quality of the humor and ideas or the abysmal editing, I'm unsure. As other reviews have ...

    Although this should have been fascinating it was pretty boring. Tons of layout and typo issues didn't help. Really weird that there is no bibliography or sources for any of the contents too. ...

    It's fine. The problem is twofold: it's basically a retread of the show so far, with very little new material; and it tries too hard to capture the essence of the show, which is the bantering dynamic between Sydnee [pause for cheers to die down] and Justin. But that dynamic doesn't tra...

    It's kind of like the grown-up version of those gross science books you're supposed to give to preteen and teenage boys when they're growing up because apparently boogers are the only way to introduce them to loving science or whatever. That being said, I love Justin and Sydnee and I'm...

    Overall, a joyous experience. If by any chance you are reading this, Justin McElroy--please allow me, an English teacher, to edit this work--free of charge. ...

    Sawbones is one of my favorite podcasts, so I was excited when it was announced there would be a book! The Sawbones Book is what it says on the tin: a book version of the podcast, detailing some of the gross and amazing things that have happened throughout medical history, but with a s...

    Oph this book was...weird to listen to as just an audiobook so keep that in mind with my review. I know much of it is adapted from the podcasts by the authors but it's everywhere. There's no focus. The information is interesting but I feel so scatter brained in a million different d...

    The book was funny and smart and exactly what I wanted and expected, being a fan of the podcast. Unfortunately, the publisher leaves a lot to be desired. I found several typos that were a bit jarring, and the credit for the images in the book is less than robust! I wanted to know w...

    Incredibly condescending and crass because the authors think being crass is amusing. I probably would have found some of the jokes funny 30 years ago, but they're just annoyingly puerile. The presented history has no depth and is suspiciously similar to Wikipedia articles on the sub...

    This is good. It maintains the humor and personality of the podcast and the layout and illustrations are fantastic. It probably could have used some more extensive copy editing, and my copy--like many others, it seems--is missing a number of pages at the end (including, presumably, all...

    This is a really cute companion to the Sawbones podcast. It is well set out and graphically attractive, and is in keeping with the humour of the podcast. I did miss the actual voices of Justin and Sydnee, and felt like some of their dynamite chemistry didn't fully transmit to the writt...

  • McKenzie Rankin
    Nov 01, 2018

    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 pas...

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    People's creativity is shown in special medical agony options to deteriorate the state of health. Please note that I have put the original German text to the end of this review. Just if you might be interested. In the retrospective, many things are unbelievable and it is difficul...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    This was really, horribly disappointing. Do not pay money for this book. First off, as other reviewers have stated, this book is woefully under-edited. The page layouts made no sense, with some of the sidebars clearly in the wrong place based on the content they were referring to. ...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This was a fun book of tales from medical history, ranging from pseudo-science to self experimentation. They need a better copy editor - it seemed like on average, every page had a typo. I, too, had the issue of some pages being glued together at the back which other people have talked...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    as a sawbones/mcelroy fan, i was suuuper excited for this! and i wasn't disappointed. the book for this was stunning - i flipped through and read sections. it's well formatted and full of typical mcelroy humor. i'm gonna copy and paste this and review both editions. but the audio fe...

    Justin and Sydnee McElroy do an AMAZING job narrating their book. It makes me want to seek out their podcast. There's not much to say about this book. It is hilarious and also horrifying. Surprisingly, I wasn't as grossed out as I think I should have been. All I will say is this ... I ...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    This is a fantastic adaptation of the podcast - it maintains the exact tone and humour that is so iconic to all the McElroy media, and I hope that having it available as a book now will introduce many more people to Sawbones who were perhaps not into the podcast format. It should be no...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    I so desperately want to give this a higher review. I love Justin and Sydnee, but their chemistry just didn't transfer to print as well as it could have. Unfortunately, whether this was due to the quality of the humor and ideas or the abysmal editing, I'm unsure. As other reviews have ...

    Although this should have been fascinating it was pretty boring. Tons of layout and typo issues didn't help. Really weird that there is no bibliography or sources for any of the contents too. ...

    It's fine. The problem is twofold: it's basically a retread of the show so far, with very little new material; and it tries too hard to capture the essence of the show, which is the bantering dynamic between Sydnee [pause for cheers to die down] and Justin. But that dynamic doesn't tra...

    It's kind of like the grown-up version of those gross science books you're supposed to give to preteen and teenage boys when they're growing up because apparently boogers are the only way to introduce them to loving science or whatever. That being said, I love Justin and Sydnee and I'm...

    Overall, a joyous experience. If by any chance you are reading this, Justin McElroy--please allow me, an English teacher, to edit this work--free of charge. ...

    Sawbones is one of my favorite podcasts, so I was excited when it was announced there would be a book! The Sawbones Book is what it says on the tin: a book version of the podcast, detailing some of the gross and amazing things that have happened throughout medical history, but with a s...

    Oph this book was...weird to listen to as just an audiobook so keep that in mind with my review. I know much of it is adapted from the podcasts by the authors but it's everywhere. There's no focus. The information is interesting but I feel so scatter brained in a million different d...

    The book was funny and smart and exactly what I wanted and expected, being a fan of the podcast. Unfortunately, the publisher leaves a lot to be desired. I found several typos that were a bit jarring, and the credit for the images in the book is less than robust! I wanted to know w...

    Incredibly condescending and crass because the authors think being crass is amusing. I probably would have found some of the jokes funny 30 years ago, but they're just annoyingly puerile. The presented history has no depth and is suspiciously similar to Wikipedia articles on the sub...

    This is good. It maintains the humor and personality of the podcast and the layout and illustrations are fantastic. It probably could have used some more extensive copy editing, and my copy--like many others, it seems--is missing a number of pages at the end (including, presumably, all...

    This is a really cute companion to the Sawbones podcast. It is well set out and graphically attractive, and is in keeping with the humour of the podcast. I did miss the actual voices of Justin and Sydnee, and felt like some of their dynamite chemistry didn't fully transmit to the writt...

    Entertaining and informative, and it was easy to read a bit at a time (which worked well for the amount of time I?ve had to read lately). As other reviewers have noted, the editing on this was disappointing: misspellings, grammatical errors, etc. Loved the content, frustrated by (...

    This book was very entertaining and hilarious throughout. If you can listed to the audiobook I highly recommend it because it?s even funnier when read by the authors. It?s like a medical version of the ?uncle johns bathroom readers? books. ...

    In terms of content, this book was wonderful. Funny, informative, and descriptive enough that I had to put it down several times to let the nausea pass. I fully expect that I'll pull this back off the shelf occasionally when I suddenly have an urge to remember why people kept eating ot...

  • Mel
    Jan 11, 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 pas...

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    People's creativity is shown in special medical agony options to deteriorate the state of health. Please note that I have put the original German text to the end of this review. Just if you might be interested. In the retrospective, many things are unbelievable and it is difficul...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    This was really, horribly disappointing. Do not pay money for this book. First off, as other reviewers have stated, this book is woefully under-edited. The page layouts made no sense, with some of the sidebars clearly in the wrong place based on the content they were referring to. ...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This was a fun book of tales from medical history, ranging from pseudo-science to self experimentation. They need a better copy editor - it seemed like on average, every page had a typo. I, too, had the issue of some pages being glued together at the back which other people have talked...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    as a sawbones/mcelroy fan, i was suuuper excited for this! and i wasn't disappointed. the book for this was stunning - i flipped through and read sections. it's well formatted and full of typical mcelroy humor. i'm gonna copy and paste this and review both editions. but the audio fe...

    Justin and Sydnee McElroy do an AMAZING job narrating their book. It makes me want to seek out their podcast. There's not much to say about this book. It is hilarious and also horrifying. Surprisingly, I wasn't as grossed out as I think I should have been. All I will say is this ... I ...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    This is a fantastic adaptation of the podcast - it maintains the exact tone and humour that is so iconic to all the McElroy media, and I hope that having it available as a book now will introduce many more people to Sawbones who were perhaps not into the podcast format. It should be no...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    I so desperately want to give this a higher review. I love Justin and Sydnee, but their chemistry just didn't transfer to print as well as it could have. Unfortunately, whether this was due to the quality of the humor and ideas or the abysmal editing, I'm unsure. As other reviews have ...