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Sawbones: Mumps

An illustration of two blue snakes twisting around a radius and ulna bone topped with a handsaw coming off either side to form a caduceus staff. The snake on the left is wearing a red dunce cap and the snake on the right is wearing a red graduation cap. The background is a pop art style red to blue fade. At the bottom of the image it says “Sawbones” with “A marital tour of misguided medicine” written below that.

This week on Sawbones we return to the MMR vaccine, specifically the “mumps” part. We’ll also meet the brilliant mind behind the vaccine and the tragic reason he never gets the credit he’s due.

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Music: “Medicines” by The Taxpayers

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Transcript available here