A short history of medicine…

Many thanks to Lori (http://www.loripuente.com/) for posting this, er, short history of medicine on the MMA patients’ listserv. 🙂

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

1 Comment

  1. Hi Margaret,

    I’m glad you enjoyed that little funny to bring some levity to this continuing debate!

    I’m a BIG FAN.

    Best to you and sincere and profound thanks for all the data that you share and the work that goes into it.


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