The concise history of 4000 years of Medicine

Circa 2000 B.C.

Patient: I have a sore throat.

Doctor: Eat this root.

 

Circa 1000 A.D.

Patient: I have a sore throat.

Doctor: Roots are heathen. Say this prayer.

 

Circa 1700 A.D.

Patient: I have a sore throat.

Doctor: Prayers are superstitious. Drink this potion.

 

Circa 1850 A.D.

Patient: I have a sore throat.

Doctor: Potions are snake oil. Take this pill.

 

Circa 1950 A.D.

Patient: I have a sore throat.

Doctor: Those pills are ineffective. Take this antibiotic.

 

Circa 2000 A.D.

Patient: I have a sore throat.

Doctor: Antibiotics are unnatural. Eat this root.

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5 Responses to The concise history of 4000 years of Medicine

  1. Accdir says:

    :DDDDD

  2. Pebbles says:

    history is circular

  3. fisec says:

    Back to the roots !

  4. medjuice says:

    What’s going to be the line for the next 50 years?

  5. aleon says:

    probably we will go on taking roots, but slightly moving into the “prayer” stage. If we survive, we’ll see 😀

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