In ancient cultures, a variety of healing methods were practiced. Some eventually formed the basis of modern medical standards, while others were so strange and even dangerous that one can only rejoice that they are no longer used. In our review, 10 forgotten medical practices from the past.
When a child begins to grow teeth, they say that they erupt. This term came from medical practice that arose in France in the 16th century.When the child began to cut their teeth, doctors cut the gum tissue over the teeth with a scalpel to allow them to “come out easier”. Continue reading
Phobias are usually the result of a combination of external factors (for example, past injuries) and internal tendencies (i.e., heredity or genetics). People who suffer from phobias may experience unreasonable fear, accompanied by rapid breathing, irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, sweating, and nausea. Surprisingly, many of the rather strange phobias are present in many people, and it is almost impossible to diagnose them.
1. Alliumphobia-fear of garlic Continue reading
For thousands of years, people have accumulated experience and knowledge for the treatment of various diseases. Modern medicine tries, using and developing ancient proven means and methods of treatment, to create new ones based on them. It is not always possible, but one way or another – ancient recipes are of special interest not only for pharmacists.
1. Anglo-Saxon eye balm
In 2015, scientists tested an Anglo-Saxon method for treating eye infections, known since the ninth century. Continue reading