A lighthearted view of the history of medicine.
“Doctor, I have an ear ache”
- 2000BC : “Here, eat this root”
- 1000BC : “That root is heathen, say this prayer”
- 1850AD : “That prayer is superstition. Drink this potion”
- 1940AD : “That potion is snake oil. Swallow this pill”
- 1985AD : “That pill is ineffective. Take this antibiotic”
- Today : “That antibiotic has side effects.”
Here, eat this root.