Modern Medicine

A Brief History of Medicine

“I have an earache….”

2000 B.C. – Here, eat this root.

1000 A.D. – That root is heathen, say this prayer.

1850 A.D. – That prayer is superstition, drink this potion.

1940 A.D. – That potion is snake oil, swallow this pill.

1985 A.D. – That pill is ineffective, take this antibiotic.

2000 A.D. – That antibiotic is artificial! Here, eat this root.