Dead Mouse Paste
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Egyptians used mashed mice to cure their toothaches.

Half a mouse
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In Elizabethan England people would cut mice in half and apply them to their warts.

Sheep livers
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In Mesopotamia people were diagnosed with diseases by examining the livers of sacrificed sheep.

Farts
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In the middle ages, people were convinced that the black death was caused by smelly odors. So many physicians encouraged people to fart in jars and then open the jars when the plaque came to town.

Crystal Meth
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Hitler was a known hypochondriac they would often inject him with all sorts of medications, including meth.

Vin Mariani
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Italian chemist Angelo Mariani came out with a “healing tonic” that consisted of red wine and cocoa leaves.

Coca-Cola
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Colonel John Pemberton, the inventor, claimed that it could cure headaches, morphine addiction, and impotence.

Tongue Cutting
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If you stuttered in the 1800s you could expect the doctor to cut off half of your tongue.

Clysters
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The medieval word for enemas, people use it to cure constipation, which is still done today.

Powder of Sympathy
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A special powder consisting of pig’s brains, mummified corpses, and earthworms which was usually applied to battle wounds.

Urine for diagnosis
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In 1800s doctors would often diagnose the patient by smelling, examining, and even tasting the patient’s urine.

Urine as an antiseptic
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This one was often the treatment of choice on the battlefield.

Snake oil
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The ancient Chinese used it to cure joint pain.

Arsenic
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In the past it has been used as everything from a cosmetic to a cure for Malaria.

Moldy Bread
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As far back as ancient Egypt it was used as a disinfectant.

Needles
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In the middle ages the needle was used to shove cataracts to the back of eye.

Hot iron
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If you got hemorrhoids then you could expect to have a hot iron pushed up your rectum.

Trepaning
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To cure head related issues like migraines, people would have holes drilled into their skulls to relieve pressure on the brain.

Horoscopes
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In medieval Europe doctors were legally required to consult a patients horoscope before making a diagnosis.

Bloodletting
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During the middle ages excess blood in the body was seen as the cause of numerous ailments.