History’s Worst Healthcare Practices

Healthcare has come a long way since the beginning of time. One-hundred years ago, mercury was used to treat irregular bowel movements, not knowing its insane long term health repercussions. Luckily, we are at a time in modern medicine that allows us to discern which practices work and which ones don’t. Thanks to healthcare policy and reform, medical students and aspiring healthcare professionals have an easier time distinguishing which practices are good and which one’s aren’t. However, it begs the questions: what were the worst healthcare practices throughout history? This infographic details such practices that were once prescribed by health professionals in the past for cures.

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Bad Practices You Thought Were Good For You! by Grey Haze.

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