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A Short History of Medicine

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                                     2000 BC - "Here eat this root."

                                     1000 AD - "This root is heathen, say this prayer."

                                     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 antibiotic."

                                     2000 AD - "That antibiotic is artificial.  Here, eat this root." 

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