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The History of Medicine
8th September 2022 • Wrong Term Memory • Glasgower
00:00:00 00:49:22

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This is not a full scale history of medicine - more a look at some of the wild medical practices and old-timey treatments performed by our “doctor” forefathers.

How about: cocaine for hay fever, treating malaria with a magic word, using mercury on syphilis, using vinegar soaked rags to stop heart palpitations, curing a hangover with shit and owl eggs mixed together, or sticking smoke up your arse as a remedy for cholera.

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Produced by Jack Shaw and Colin McMillan

Our executive producers are Mark Brown, Robert McMillan, Stewart Glass, Andy Sladen and Lee Ruthven