Friday, February 17, 2012

The Short History of Medicine

2000 B.C. - Here, eat this root

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

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

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

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

2000 A.D. - That antibiotic doesn't work any more. Here, eat this root.

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