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Medical Mysteries

Author: Parcast Network

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We trust doctors with our lives; they are some of the most educated and well-respected members of society. But what happens if they can't diagnose a patient? This high stake medical procedural follows patients as they suffer from bizarre, often terrifying illnesses. None of which doctors learned about in medical school. Medical Mysteries is a Parcast Original, with new episodes every Tuesday.

13 Episodes
Explorers set out on an expedition into the wilderness of Honduras in 2015. They were seeking a lost city, but returned with far more than they bargained for.
On this day in 1969, the Zodiac Killer’s last confirmed victim was shot and killed.
A sleeping sickness that swept its way across the globe after World War I vanishes almost as abruptly as it arrived.
Swelling of the brain. Involuntary movements. Extreme exhaustion. A little-known and poorly understood disease swept its way across in the globe in the aftermath of World War I. But as the number of diagnoses swelled, so did the confusion. Agreeing on the symptoms was hard enough, how could anyone hope to find a cure?Sponsors!BetterHelp - Get 10% off your first month! Go to and use discount code MEDICALMYSTERIES!
In 1991, President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized with an erratic heartbeat. For three tense days, the nation watched with bated breath, planning for the worst - until the doctor came back with a surprising diagnosis.Sponsors!BetterHelp - Get 10% off your first month! Go to and use discount code MEDICALMYSTERIES.
Once modern medicine recognized Fatal Familial Insomnia as a disease, it faced a greater challenge of finding a cure. With research ongoing, the answer may lie in similar medical mysteries which have plagued humanity for centuries.
Inability to sleep. Loss of coordination. Slow, painful loss of mental faculties. These are the symptoms of a mysterious disease, passed on through generations of one family. For centuries, they believed they were cursed, until the modern era brought them a diagnosis.
Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia Gravis


Drooping eyelids. Difficulty swallowing. Weak arms. None of these symptoms by themselves seem particularly deadly. Nor do they seem like they could all be symptoms of the same illness. But they are. And the illness does kill - suddenly, and without warning. A diagnosis evaded doctors for centuries. With such a mysterious background, it seemed that a treatment for the disease was impossible.
Hiccup Girl Pt. 2

Hiccup Girl Pt. 2


With conventional medicine proving unable to cure her case of intractable hiccups, Jennifer Mee turned to unorthodox methods to get them under control. However, in 2013, the hiccups turned out to be the least of Jennifer's problems.Parcasters - Which UFO sighting kicked off the alien craze? It wasn’t Roswell! Subscribe to Extraterrestrial today to learn about the close encounter that started it all, the Mount Rainier flying saucer sighting. Search for Extraterrestrial on Spotify to listen now!
Hiccup Girl Pt. 1

Hiccup Girl Pt. 1


In 2007, 15-year-old Jennifer Mee began to hiccup. Seven weeks later, she still hadn't stopped. As doctors struggled to cure Jennifer's condition, she began to wonder if she'd have them for the rest of her life.Parcasters - Two men, one account. The Pascagoula abduction is one of the most credible in U.S. history, but where do you stand? Follow the case this week on Extraterrestrial, available on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Comments (17)

Rhonda Hurcum

Love it. Enjoying it very much.

Sep 25th

Anne Bivalent

typo in the title!

Sep 24th

Carl Doby

Snooze fest. Boring!

Sep 18th
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Jen Harrigan

this woman's voice drives me nuts. I can't listen to it

Sep 13th

Alaina Zulli

I was excited about the show (I love the history of medicine!) but I dislike the sensationalist nature of the script. I feel like I'm listening to the history channel. They also draw it out unnecessarily to create drama. I hope they'll tighten and simplify their script. 20 minutes would be a better podcast length.

Sep 12th


I feel like he wouldn't want his bones on display.

Aug 22nd
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Penny McElhinney

just a minor point ..they don't speak Dutch in Belgium!

Aug 16th
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Terra Garden Design

Try to put together episode about achalasia. It is fascinating condition. Mystery beyond measure.

Aug 13th
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It's sounds really interesting but the overly scripted and soap opera style delivery of the presenters has led me to stop listening to Parcast podcasts. I was hoping they would try a different approach for this new podcast but for some reason they are under the misguided impression that listeners find their approach engaging.

Aug 9th
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Brandon Kyser

The first episode was great. I look forward to seeing how this podcast progresses. Yet another winner from parcast!

Aug 7th
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