A Brief History Of Medicine

JOKE OF THE WEEK, 11 Feb 2013

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I have a stomachache.

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.

 

 

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One Response to “A Brief History Of Medicine”

  1. francisco gomes de matos says:

    in 2050 A.D. you would read something like

    Have an alternate stomach. Apply for it at ……

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