A Short History of Medicine

  1. "Doctor, I have an earache."

    2000 BC - "Here, eat this root."
    1000 AD - "That root is for heathens. Say this prayer."
    1850 AD - "That prayer is superstition. Drink this potion."
    1940 AD - "That potion is snake oil. Swallow this pill."
    1985 AD - "That pill is ineffective. Take this antibiotic."
    2000 AD - "That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root."