From smearing crushed mice on your teeth to drilling holes through your head, these are the 25 strangest medical cures and remedies from the past.
20. Vin Mariani
In the mid 1800s Italian chemist Angelo Mariani came out with a “healing tonic” that consisted of red wine and cocoa leaves. The tonic became very popular (for those of you that don’t know, coca leaves contain cocaine). Which leads us to our next entry…
15. Urine for diagnosis
In medieval times doctors would often diagnose the patient by smelling, examining, and even tasting the patient’s urine.
Not for acupuncture but for eye surgery. In the middle ages the needle was used to shove cataracts to the back of eye.
5. Honey coated cadavers
According to some sources there were elderly men in Arabia that would eat nothing but honey until they died. They were then buried in honey and left in a tomb for over a century after which they were ready for consumption by people with various ailments.