Sat, 25 Oct 1997 03:24:04 -0400 (EDT)

hi yall,

here's something someone posted on another list:

>This has been kicking around the net for a couple of weeks.

>A Short History of Medicine
>I have an earache:
>2000 B.C. - Here, eat this root.
>1000 A.D. - That root is heathen. Here, say this prayer.
>1850 A.D. - That prayer is superstition. Here, drink this potion.
>1940 A.D. - That potion is snake oil. Here, swallow this pill.
>1985 A.D. - That pill is ineffective. Here, take this antibiotic.
>2000 A.D. - That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root.