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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 8:32 am    Post subject: The progress of Medicine

"We barbers are not gods, you know. Medicine is not an exact science, but we are learning all the time. Why just fifty years ago we would have thought your daughter's illness was brought on by demonic possession or witchcraft. But nowadays we know that Isabelle is suffering from an imbalance of bodily humors perhaps caused by a toad or small dwarf living in her stomach."

-Theodoric of York, Medieval Barber, 1303 A.D.

(Thanks, Allen, for forwarding this!)

At least, medical science was progressing in the right direction. Um. Hopefully it's doing better now, but that's something for other to decide (or laugh at) later.
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