From smearing crushed mice on your teeth to drilling holes through your head, these are the 25 strangest medical cures and remedies from the past.
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Dead Mouse Paste
The ancient Egyptians used mashed mice to cure their toothaches.
Half a mouse
Not to be outdone, in Elizabethan England people would cut mice in half and apply them to their warts.
In Mesopotamia people were diagnosed with diseases by examining the livers of sacrificed sheep.
In the middle ages, people were convinced that the black death was caused by smelly odors. The prevailing view of the day was that “like cures like” so many physicians encouraged people to fart in jars and then open the jars when the plaque came to town.
Hitler’s doctors are possibly the most famous example’s of using this treatment. As Hitler was a known hypochondriac they would often inject him with all sorts of medications, including meth. Go figure.