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Snake Oil Poster
Dec 07

The History Of Quackery

History of Medicine

Mercury, the element, not the planet, was nicknamed “quicksilver” because it is silver in color and a liquid at room temperature. In German, the word is “quacksalber.” Mercury is a toxic heavy metal. In the fifteen hundreds, physicians were a highly untrained lot, having learned most of their trade as apprentices. Herbalism was the medicine […]

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Road Sign: Do No Harm
Nov 28

Rational Medicine

Editorials

Sometimes an idea is just too simple, too rational, and makes way too much sense to be put into practice because we are complicate, irrational, senseless beings most of the time. Just look around you.

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