Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A Short History of Medicine


I have an earache.
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2008 B.C. - Here, eat this root.
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1008 A.D. - That root is heathen. Here, say this prayer.
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1858 A.D.-
That prayer is merely superstition. Here, drink this potion.
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1948 A.D. -
That potion is nothing more than snake oil. Here, swallow this pill.
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1988 A.D. -
That pill is ineffective. Here, take this antibiotic.
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2008 A.D. -
That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root.
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5 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

Poor little bear...feel better. xoxo mpm

JeanMac said...

You always slay me how you come up with your bear pictures.

sablonneuse said...

Those words are so true. Unfortunately the drug companies are not too keen on reverting to 'natural' remedies if it erodes their profits from producing artifucial ones.

bobbie said...

Love it!

Nervus Rex said...

Laughing my Butt off! How true!!