A Short History of Medicine

“Doctor I have an Earache”

2000 BCE: “Here, eat this root.”

1000 BCE: “That 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.”