January 14th, 2012

Modern Medicine

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A quick post as a reminder of the value of keeping an open mind about what is healthful:

2000 BC: Here, eat this root.
1000 AD: That root is heathen. Here, say this prayer.
1850 AD: That prayer is superstition. Here, drink this potion.
1940 AD: That potion is snake oil. Here, swallow this pill.
1985 AD: That pill is ineffective. Here, take this antibiotic.
2000 AD: That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root…

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