05 September, 2007

A Brief History of Medicine

Old but still very actual joke.

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
1940 A.D. - That potion is snake oil, swallow this
1985 A.D. - That pill is ineffective, take this
2000 A.D. - That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat
this root.

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