A Short History of Medicine
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 97 12:39:33 -0800
Subject: A Short History of Medicine
A short history of medicine:
I have an earache...
2000 B.C. - Here, eat this root.
1000 A.D. - That root is heathen. Here, say this prayer.
1850 A.D. - That prayer is superstition. Here, drink this potion.
1940 A.D. - That potion is snake oil. Here, swallow this pill.
1985 A.D. - That pill is ineffective. Here, take this antibiotic.
2000 A.D. - That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root.
© 1997 Peter Langston