Tuesday, 18 October 2016

A VERY Short History of Medicine

Fathers of Medicine and Allied Arts

Hippocrates & Co. 

“Doctor, I have an earache.”

2000 BC – “Here, eat this root.”

1000 BC – “That root is heathen, say this 


1850 AD ­– “That prayer is superstition, drink 

this potion.”

1940 AD – “That potion is snake oil, swallow 

this pill.”

1985 AD – “That pill is ineffective, take this 


2000 AD – “That antibiotic is artificial. Here, 

eat this root.”

Medical Education

Robert Koch Establishes Germ Theory; Sells Chocolate

The Triumph of American Medicine

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