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Sawbones: Grapefruits

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.

Dr. Sydnee and Justin don’t actually like grapefruits, so it’s irrelevant to them, but grapefruit juice is known to interact poorly with many medications. Given the wide variety of fruits and their juices, it seems strange this is such an outlier. How was this anomaly discovered, and why exactly does it do what it does?

Atlas Obscura article, “Grapefruit is One of the Weirdest Fruits on the Planet” by Dan Nosowitz:

Music: “Medicines” by The Taxpayers

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Transcript available here