Modern people are used to trust medicine unconditionally and rely on the help of doctors both in the case of a common cold and in the case of serious diseases. But there were times when viruses destroyed entire populations, and medical care was more of a trial-and-error process in which the strongest survived.
Bloodletting is an old, creepy medical practice that has been around for millennia. It consisted in the fact that the doctor “bled” a living patient to cure him of some disease. Continue reading