We definitely take our current medical advancements for granted until we are reminded of how backwards our healthcare was in times gone by. With the discovery of groundbreaking medicine and our understanding and approach to mental illness, it’s easy to say we’ve come a long way. Just look at some of these alarming medical treatments that will make you glad you were born today.
Snake Oil for Inflammation
In the 1800s they used snake oil as a pain remedy that helped reduce inflammation and high blood pressure. This absurd medication came from the Chinese water snakes and was high in Omega-3 fatty acids which were rubbed onto the joints of arthritis sufferers.