Sunday, December 19, 2010

A Brief History of Medicine

"Doctor, I am sick."

2000 B.C. - "Here, eat this root."

1000 B.C. - "That root is heathen, say this prayer."

1850 A.D. - "That prayer is superstition, drink this potion."

1920 A.D. - "That potion is snake oil, swallow this pill."

1975 A.D. - "That pill is ineffective, take this antibiotic."

2010 A.D. - "That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root!"

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This irony may be funny. But this irony reported here make me don't know to sigh or to cry... 《孩子们,请不要读医科!》 http://www.malaysiakini.com/letters/150845
The original newspaper article: 《实习医生过剩 马国拟建议大学停办医科五年》 http://www.zaobao.com/yx/yx101213_004.shtml

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