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  •  how we will look in the future (4+ / 0-)

    In 200 years I think people are going to look back on us with the same sense of disbelief we have towards the times when leeches and bloodletting were considered valid medical procedures.

    In some ways the situation today is even worse. Centuries ago people just didn’t know any better. Now, the knowledge is there but a large plurality just choose to ignore it.

    Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx

    by Joe Bob on Tue May 14, 2013 at 08:12:35 AM PDT

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    •  Leeches (0+ / 0-)

      Are actually beneficial in the cases of non-healing wounds.  They seem to clean out the wound and encourage healing by the slim they leave behind.  Just saying, not all medicine was hoodoo - sometimes they actually saw a benefit from using their "primitive ways" and so continued them.  

      Don't meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

      by Whitewitch on Tue May 14, 2013 at 01:47:44 PM PDT

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