Friday, June 25, 2010

A Short History of Medicine

A Short History of Medicine

"Doctor, I have 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
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!"

2 comments:

Sara said...

So true!

amocurrare said...

very nice. and oh so true:)