4000 years of medicine.
2000 BC: Here. Eat of this root. Cure it will you.
999 AD: The root is of the Devil. Stay away! Say this prayer instead. The gods cure you will receive.
1866 AD: Prayer is dungeon dung/superstition. Drink this fowl tasting potion. It will cure you.
1935 AD: Potion is snake oil! Swallow this pill instead. It will cure you. It it doesn’t we have 8 billion more pills that we haven’t made yet but will… eventually.
1975 AD: The pills are not working like we first thought they would in the mice, rats, cats, and dogs we tested them on. We’re sorry. :( Here; take this antibiotic that the salesman said to push down your collective throats. It will boast the lining in my pants pockets and has less side effects than our competitors. It will cure you.
2000 AD: The antibiotic has been found by the FDA to kill FDA agents in the field. We will be doubling your dosage.
2012 AD: The antibiotic is no longer available as it seems to work really well masking mad-cow disease in European and Chinese beef.
Here, eat this root instead.
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