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Vaccinating the World

Scott LaFee on

3. Dead mice

a) Reduced to a paste and used to ease tooth pain by ancient Egyptians

b) Believed to treat cancer, osteoarthritis, psoriasis and other conditions

c) Used as a cure for diarrhea, indigestion, jaundice and rheumatism

Answers: 1-c; 2-b; 3-a. Needless to say, none of these treatments actually worked.

 

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"In some new brain the sleeping dust will waken" -- first line on the headstone of poet John Drinkwater (1882-1937), from his poem "Amaranth"

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