It took science centuries to understand malaria. Now we’re waiting to see how the 2019 vaccine pilot works.
Pliny the Elder remarked: “Such is the condition of humanity, and so uncertain is men’s judgment, that they cannot determine even death itself.”
Intended to protect consumers from unscrupulous quackery, a nineteenth-century ban on medical advertising proved to be a double-edged sword.
James Graham, founder of the Temple of Health, benefitted from his undeniable flair for showmanship and his talent for leaping on trends.
Medical authorities wrote about leeches as if they sucked blood out of the goodness of their hearts.