Saturday, May 18, 2013

A Short History of Medicine

The History of Medicine

2000 BC:  Here, eat this root.

1000 AD: That root is heathen. Here, say this prayer.

1800 AD: That prayer is superstition. Here, drink this potion.

1940 AD: That potion is snake oil. Here, take this pill.

1985 AD: That pill is ineffective. Here, take this antibiotic.

2011 AD: That antibiotic doesn’t work any more. Here, eat this root.

Thanks to The Herbarium for this short history of medicine lesson!

1 comment:

  1. Or maybe, here, eat this real food, nutrient dense of course....


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