Short history of medicine

"doctor, i have an ear ache."
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."
1985 a.d.-"that pill is ineffective, take this antibiotic."
2000 a.d.- "that antibiotic is artificial, here,eat this root!"


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