S5 Ep. 3: Not in Vein
Boar bile enemas, urine as an antiseptic, and thick needles used to remove cataracts… Medical history is weird and some aspects of it are absolutely horrifying. I mean, I understand that we had to start somewhere. How were we to know that creating a poultice for an open wound using human excrement was a bad idea? We had to try it and see what would happen! Guesswork. All of it.
This episode contains bloodletting, other strange practices like cupping (yeah, it makes me uncomfortable, too), and Flying Barbers.
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