25 Strangest Medical Treatments In History

Posted by , Updated on December 13, 2013

While some of these treatments are still practiced today, they way medical issues were handled in the past will make you glad you are alive in the 21st century. These are the 25 strangest medical treatments in history.

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10

Dog poop

dogwikipedia

At one point in time the home remedy for sore throats was album graecum, or dried dog dung.

9

Sweating

saunawikipedia

Used as a group counseling and psychotherapy technique, this has existed in numerous cultures to promote well being.

8

Shark Cartilage

sharkwikipedia

It was the 1950s when the sharks-don’t-get-cancer-so-lets-all-eat-shark-cartilage craze took off. Today, however, it has been proven to be little more than quackery.

7

Mud

mudwikipedia

Used in numerous pharmaceutical remedies including the coating on pills, its most famous use has been by NASA to counter the bone degenerating effects of weightlessness.

6

Cigarettes

smokingwikipedia

Prior to anti smoking ads there were a number of pro smoking ads. Aired in the early 20th century, most of these promoted cigarettes as an effective treatment for cancer.

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