Medicine History

A short history of medicine:

 I have an earache...

2000 B.C. - Here, eat this root.
1000 A.D. - That root is heathen.  Here, say this prayer.
1850 A.D. - That prayer is superstition.  Here, drink this potion.
1940 A.D. - That potion is snake oil.  Here, swallow this pill.
1985 A.D. - That pill is ineffective.  Here, take this antibiotic.
2000 A.D. - That antibiotic is artificial.  Here, eat this root.

Thanks to Harsh Javeri for this contribution.

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