Medicine through the ages

From putting half a mouse on a spot to diagnosing your ailments via the medium of sheep liver, medicine has had an interesting journey, but how much do you know about the history of medicine?

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Created By Get History
On Mar 6, 2017
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In the 18th and 19th centuries what treatment would doctors often prescribe for stuttering?

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In the seventeenth century Sir Kenelm Digby invented 'Powder Of Sympathy', but what was it used for?

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What did Chinese labourers on America's Transcontinental Railroad use to help their aching joints?

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In 1863, Italian chemist Angelo Mariani came up with a healing tonic containing red wine treated with...?

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In the early 1900s, John Brinkley became a very rich man for performing what dangerous fertility surgery?

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In the 1940's, what was touted as a cure all for mental disorders?

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What experiment was performed on the insane Arthur Coga in 1667?

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What was considered a cure for scurvy in the early 18th century?

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In the early 20th century, which ill-advised fad diet became popular?

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What did Hippocrates recommend for the treatment of haemorrhoids in his seven-part treatise on piles?

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What was once trialled as a cure for syphilis?

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