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Old Timey Cures For Illness That Totally Sucked

Medicine is an ever-evolving science, and hoo boy have there been some missing links in that chain! While we might like to think of our family doctors as being bastions of absolute authority and rightness, there’s always a possibility that something they’re doing now will look ludicrous in a hundred years. “I mean really, Charles, can you believe that those barbarians in the twenty-teens ingested medication orally instead of via hypospray? And they couldn’t have dreamed of rehabilitory effects of the Lunar Galapagos Islands!”

All that to say, there have been plenty of remedies that were worse than the actual disease, and it’s always fun to look at them and feel grateful for sterile gauze!