A Short History of Medicine

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.”

~Author Unknown (With thanks to QuoteGarden.com)

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One comment

  1. Ain’t THAT the truth! If the root worked, we’d not be using that other stuff that costs more.

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