This year we’ve dealt with surgeries, the ER, hospital stays, infections, and medicines month after month. A friend and I figured out yesterday that if we had been born in the 1800s we probably wouldn’t all still be here. We laughed about it, but really, just think how far medicine has come in a century or so. Here’s a sample of what it was like to visit the doctor in the 1800s. This is the office of Dr. Howard from a small town in Michigan, exactly as he left it, potions — I mean “medicine” — and all.
I would gladly take Keflex or Cipro over Extract of Skunk Cabbage or Extract of Snake Root. Don’t you wonder how many patients Dr. Howard cured with Butternut Bark? How many felt worse after his treatments?
In this season of gratitude, I can say that I’m truly thankful for modern medicine.
How about you? Have you enjoyed good health this year? Or have you needed medical help to get you through?