A Brief Histroy in Medicine

Winter 2001 CSANews Issue 41  |  Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.Back to list

The practice of medicine has dramatically evolved over the years. These are the treatments for a common earache that have been recommended by "practitioners" at various times in our past.
  • 2000BC ­ Here, eat this root.
  • 1000AD ­ That root is heathen, say this prayer.
  • 1850AD ­ That prayer is superstition, drink this potion.
  • 1940AD ­ That potion is snake oil, swallow this pill.
  • 1985AD ­ That pill is ineffective, take this antibiotic.
  • 2001AD ­ That antibiotic is artificial, here, eat this root.
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