A Brief History of Medicine

  1. A Brief History of Medicine

    "I have an earache...."

    2000 B.C. - Here, eat this root.

    1000 A.D. - That root is heathen, say this prayer.

    1850 A.D. - That prayer is superstition, drink this potion.

    1940 A.D. - That potion is snake oil, swallow this pill.

    1985 A.D. - That pill is ineffective, take this antibiotic.

    2000 A.D. - That antibiotic is artificial! Here, eat this root.

    ......makes you think, doesn't it?