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Tuesday, 09 December 2014 10:52

That are only sophisticated, doubtful, and sometimes even dangerous methods resorted ancient healers to ease the condition suffering from any ailment or. Here are just a few of them:
1. Dead Mouse
The ancient Egyptians used milled mouse carcasses to treat toothache. In Elizabethan England, using half of this rodent deduce warts.

2. Liver sheep

In Mesopotamia various diseases diagnosed by studying liver sheep sacrificed.

3. Strip

In the Middle Ages people believed that the plague cause unpleasant odors. And since that time the opinion prevailed that "like heals like" that many doctors have advised to keep intestinal gas in the bank and open it when the "Black Death" comes to town.

4. Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine is used as a medicine during the reign of Adolf Hitler. He was a famous hypochondriac, so doctors often resorted to injections with vitamins, adding drugs.

5. Vin Mariani

In the mid-1800s, the Italian chemist Angelo Mariani invented "a healing tonic", which consisted of red wine and coca leaves. The drink has become quite popular, probably because the coca leaves contain cocaine.

6. Coca-Cola

Inspired by the experience Mariani Colonel John Pemberton created a similar drink made from cola nut and coca leaves. Thus was born the first Coca-Cola. The inventor claims that the drink can cure headache, male impotence and dependence on morphine.

7. Cutting language

In the 1800s, doctors treated stuttering by cutting off half of the tongue. Not surprisingly, many patients died from loss of blood.

8. sympathetic powder

In the 17th century Sir Kenelm Digby came up with a special powder consisting of porcine brain mummified corpse and earthworms. The powder is usually treated wounds received in combat.

9. Urine

In the Middle Ages, doctors diagnosed by sight, smell and even taste of urine. As an antiseptic urine was used on the battlefield, as probably was the most sterile vehicle in difficult conditions of war.

10. Snake Oil

Chinese water snake oil been used for centuries for the treatment of pain in the joints in traditional Chinese medicine.

11. Arsenic

Despite the fact that today is perceived as arsenic poison in the past it was used as a cosmetic women of the Victorian era, and it is the main ingredient in the treatment of malaria ("Dr. Fowler's solution").

12. Moldy bread

In ancient Egypt, the bread mold used as a disinfectant. In fact, the actions of the Egyptians was a certain sense. Science known that some species of mushrooms inhibit the growth of the bacteria causing the disease as for example, penicillin.

13. Needles

It goes on all known acupuncture, but the eye surgery. In the Middle Ages cataract surgery are usually carried out with a needle, that is, there is a displacement of the lens of the eye centric in the down position.

14. hot iron

The treatment of such diseases as unpleasant hemorrhoids reduced to cauterize hemorrhoids with a hot iron, leading to bleeding and simply could kill the patient.

15. Horoscope

Medieval doctors in Europe, for example, legally owed before the diagnosis of the patient to look into the horoscope.

16. candied in honey corpse

In the 12th century some of the "pastry" preparing specific culinary masterpiece that requires unusual ingredient. In Arabia, met men aged 70 to 80 years old who would like to give my body to save another. Such a person does not eat food, and only drank honey. When he died, his body was immersed in a coffin filled with honey. The resulting sugar-coated body is then used in the treatment of the wounded and broken limbs.

17. snail mucus

In the 1700s milled snails treated with cough and pain in the ear.

18. Heroin

Today, this drug is known as a substance that causes the most severe physical and psychological dependence. However, in the early 20th century heroin was considered a non-addictive form of morphine. Pharmaceutical company Bayer introduced even children's cough medicine called "Heroin".

19. The ice pick

American psychiatrist Walter Freeman believed that making holes in the bone of the eye socket tool resembling a knife for chopping ice, help to eliminate any "mental illness."

20. Malaria

Apparently Dr. Julius Wagner-Jauregg not troubled by the fact that every year Malaria kills up to three million people, and he decided that "swamp fever" can cause increased body temperature sufficient to kill the bacteria that cause syphilis. In 1927, the doctor even received the Nobel prize for his discovery. Fortunately today this treatment of venereal disease is no longer practiced.

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