Bad History, diseases, drugs, magic, Pliny the Elder, remedies

Pliny on corns and bras

Pliny’s cure for corns was to look at the stars whilst oil was poured on the hinge of a door. Really??

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Bad History, Hippocrates, remedies

Hairs of Hippocrates?

Did Hippocrates develop a remedy against baldness because he was worried about his own hair loss? As readers of my previous posts here will know, normally when Hippocrates gets dragged into a modern medical discussion it’s to validate whatever the writer is trying to sell; for example, watercress. But in the discussions of baldness, the… Continue reading Hairs of Hippocrates?