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!"

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!》
The original newspaper article: 《实习医生过剩 马国拟建议大学停办医科五年》

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