From the superstitious and ineffectual to the downright dangerous, these old-timey medical cures will make you glad it’s the 21st century. Watch this week’s episode to find out the weird ways medical professionals throughout history treated toothaches, sniffles, epilepsy, and even sadness. Can you guess what illness boiled carrots were thought to cure? What about the diseases gunpowder, saffron, and sour cream were used to treat?
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