A Short History of Medicine
Quick and dirty, this is stolen from the wonderful Dr. Harriet Hall’s slideshow at the Skeptics Toolbox conference last month:
A Short History of Medicine:
- 2000 BC: eat this root.
- 1000 AD: that root is heathen, say this prayer.
- 1850 AD: that prayer is superstition, here, drink this potion.
- 1920 AD: that potion is snake oil, here, take this pill.
- 1965 AD: that pill is ineffective, here, take this antibiotic.
- 2000 AD: that antibiotic is artificial, here, eat this root.