A Short History of Medicine

…….”Doctor, I have an earache.”

  • 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.”
  • 1920 A.D. – “That potion is snake oil, swallow this pill.”
  • 1975 A.D. – “That pill is ineffective, take this antibiotic.”
  • 2006 A.D. – “That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root!”