A Short History of Medicine
 
   

A Short History of Medicine

This section was compiled by Frank M. Painter, D.C.
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I have an ear ache

2000 B.C. ~ Here, eat this root.
1000 A.D. ~ That root is heathen, say this prayer.
1850 A.D. ~ That prayer is superstition, drink this potion.
1940 A.D. ~ That potion is snake oil, swallow this pill.
1960 A.D. ~ That pill is ineffective, take this antibiotic.
2000 A.D. ~ That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root.
   -- Author unknown


The Progression of Medical Thinking
About Alternative Methods of Healing


1960    ~    Quackery

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1970    ~    Fringe

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1990    ~    Alternative

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1997    ~    Complementary

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2001    ~    Integrative

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Today    ~    Co-opted ? ? ?




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