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A Short History of Medicine






“I have a headache”

2000 BC: Here, eat this root.
1000 AD: That root is heathen. Here, say this prayer.
1850 AD: That prayer is superstition. Here, drink this potion.
1940 AD: That potion is snake oil. Here, swallow this pill.
1985 AD: That pill is ineffective. Here, take this antibiotic.
2000 AD: That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root…
And I’ll add….
2020 AD: Here eat this root; use this oil; eat this natural food; clear this belief; let go of that feeling
Bless it all in prayer.

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