Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Gladiator Blood and Liquid Gold: Good for What Ails You?

Surprisingly, some modern treatments have roots in deadly ancient practices.

"Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways To Cure Everything", Lydia Kang ... 
"delves into some of the wacky but true ways that humans have looked to cure their ills. Leeches, mercury, strychnine, and lobotomies are a few of the topics that explore what lengths society has gone in the search for health."
"As far-fetched and strange as they sound, some things in the book do have some utility in modern day medicine, albeit in a very narrow way," Kang observed.

"We often don't get to study medical history in our education," Kang added. "It's grounding to figure out why some of these treatments were accepted from both a societal point of view and a chemical perspective."

read more here @ Lydia Kang's website


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