Weird Medicines Used in the Past
Being sick is never a good thing and makes us lie in bed, or spend time in hospital; taking medication; but at least we can generally trust that the medication is actually working and helping us and not going to kill us or just do nothing at all! Like the unfortunate people who took these weird medicines in the earlier centuries.
1 Curative Powers of Mercury
Mercury is a chemical element and is commonly known as quicksilver. Mercury is used in thermometers, barometers, manometers, sphygmomano meters, float valves, mercury switches, mercury relays, fluorescent lamps and other devices today but having known its toxicity, this element is being largely phased out in clinical environments. But did you know? In the old days, mercury has enjoyed a long history of being an awesome medicinal cure. Scraped your knee or arm? Rub a little mercury on it and it will be better soon. Seriously? What were people in the past thinking? Unfortunately everybody, even now, puts all their faith in the medical industry when we get sick. Luckily we are not given mercury anymore!