An astonishment a day...

Kurioza naukowe / Scientific curiosities ISSN 1176-7545 No 778


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The shortest history of medicine.

2000 p.n.e

Here, eat this root.

1000 AD

That root is heathen. Here, say this prayer. 

1850 AD

That prayer is superstition. Here, drink this potion.

1920 AD That potion is snake oil. Here, swallow this pill.
1945 AD That pill is ineffective. Here, take this penicillin. 
1955 AD Oops.. bugs mutated. Here, take this tetracycline.
1960-99 AD
Thirty-nine more 'oops'.. 
Here, take this more powerful antibiotic. 
2000 -   AD The bugs have won! Here, eat this root. 

Anonymous - Quoted in WHO Report on Infectious Diseases, 2000

smallpox in the background


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© R. Antoszewski
Titirangi, Auckland, 
Nowa Zelandia

(wybrane z publ. R. Antoszewskiego)

czerwiec 2004


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