A Short History of Medicine

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A Short History of Medicine (Author Uknown)

Doctor I have an earache:
   2000 BC: Here, eat this root.

     AD 1000: This root is heathen. Here, say this prayer.
       AD 1850: That prayer is superstition. Here, drink this potion.
         AD 1940: That potion is snakeoil. Here, swallow this pill.
           AD 1985: That pill is ineffective. Here, take this antibiotic.
             AD 2000: That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root.