The bugs have won!

25 May

A Short History of Medicine
2000 BCE – Here, eat this root.
1000 AD – That root is heathen. Here, say this prayer.
1850 – That prayer is superstition. Here, drink this potion.
1920 – That potion is snake oil. Here, swallow tihs pill.
1945 – That pill is ineffective. Here, take penicillin.
1955 – Oops…bugs got resistant. Here, take this tetracycline.
1957 – 2007 – 42 more “oopses”…Here, take this more powerful antibiotic.
20?? – The bugs have won! Here, eat this root.

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