A SHORT HISTORY OF MEDICINE

  1. A SHORT HISTORY OF MEDICINE:
    "Doctor, I have an ear ache."

    2000 B.C. - "Here, eat this root."
    1000 B.C. - "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!"
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  3. by   Heather27
    LOL
    Yeah...what goes around comes around, eh!!
  4. by   EJD-LPN
    THAT IS SO CORRECT.I WORK WITH THE ELDERLY AND I THINK THAT MOST OF THE RESIDENTS ARE TAKING TO MUCH MEDICATION. LETS GO BACK TO THE BASICS.
    Originally posted by laugh:
    A SHORT HISTORY OF MEDICINE:
    "Doctor, I have an ear ache."

    2000 B.C. - "Here, eat this root."
    1000 B.C. - "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!"
  5. by   EJD-LPN
    THAT IS SO CORRECT.I WORK WITH THE ELDERLY AND I THINK THAT MOST OF THE RESIDENTS ARE TAKING TO MUCH MEDICATION. LETS GO BACK TO THE BASICS.
    Originally posted by laugh:
    A SHORT HISTORY OF MEDICINE:
    "Doctor, I have an ear ache."

    2000 B.C. - "Here, eat this root."
    1000 B.C. - "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!"

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A SHORT HISTORY OF MEDICINE