Health Advice



Oxygen Bias

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Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Stories for the Waiting Room

In "Mother's Remedies: Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remedies from Mothers of the United States and Canada," published in 1910, Dr. Thomas Ritter offers many assorted remedies, such as:

-- cocaine for hay fever

-- chloroform for asthma

-- old sour cream for chapped hands


-- a paste of gunpowder and vinegar for ringworm

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