January 01, 2005


A short history of medicine:

I have an earache.

2000 B.C. - Here, eat this root.

1000 A.D. - That root is heathen; say this chant.

1850 A.D. - That chant 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 has dangerous side effects. Here, eat this

Posted by Delftsman3 at January 1, 2005 01:56 AM

It's so true, the medical profession still is a lot of trial and error.
Reminds me of the looney left and their global cooling then their global warming, depends on which way the wind is blowing while they're setting on the fence. Happy New Year Delfts.

Posted by: Jack at January 1, 2005 02:11 AM

Yup... that about sums it up.

Posted by: Beth at January 1, 2005 04:58 PM

Hit the nail on the head!

SlagleRock Out!

Posted by: SlagleRock at January 2, 2005 01:03 AM

2003 A.D. Here, eat this root
2004 A.D. Here, have a leach

Posted by: Cancergiggles at January 4, 2005 11:55 PM

My father has ardently shunned doctors his whole life and now, in his 70s, he's the healthiest man I know.

Posted by: Karlo at January 5, 2005 10:03 PM
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