7 horrifying things people thought were healthy

Today we know a lot about our body and the ways to keep it healthy. It hasn't always been this way, and people of the past tried some truly horrible things in order to get rid of illnesses.



Have you heard these stories before? Which one surprised you the most? Do you think we still can unwittingly hurt ourselves because of the lack of knowledge?

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
49 Comments
Emma Alabaster
Can I just say that Buyer would've probably had holes in his head not wholes.
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Jun 17, 2019 4:19PM
Vladimir Orozco
Most of us know by now that what is good ”today” accordingly to the food industry as well as the food and drug administration, may become dangerous to our health “tomorrow”
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Jun 20, 2019 6:05PM
Mary Tishmack
I often wonder just how much damage we do to ourselves by following dr. instructions from pharmaceutical companies. Bottom line is that almighty $$$!!!
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Jun 18, 2019 1:02PM
initiv
initiv, to play with
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May 11, 2020 5:07PM
initiv
My Dentist used to give mercury after an appointment as a child for being good.
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May 11, 2020 5:05PM
tashabean
Wow! I knew of some of them, but a couple were q real shock! Tapeworms to lose weight and Mercury for syphillis! Those I'd never heard! Yes, we still get crazy to do things fast and easy, I believe it's still possible we'd fall for a dangerous solution to,especialky, a cosmetic problem!
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Apr 24, 2020 4:36PM
Alexandria Hammer
Mary Tishmack, my sentiments exactly.
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Mar 23, 2020 8:20AM
gingervansky
When people look back on our practices, all the chemicals poured into our bodies Daily prescribed by physicians, plastic surgery, some controversial surgeries, will we look barbaric?
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Mar 6, 2020 8:52PM
John W Shreve
Those are terrible, except maybe for blood letting.
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Jan 9, 2020 12:55AM
Hal
Hal
I found the tape worms funny
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Jan 4, 2020 5:25PM
fforrest
Lobotomy was used even later than stated.
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Dec 10, 2019 10:27PM
cardneauxmichele
Yeah and right now people are obsessed with their fast foods that'll kill em but try telling that to some folks shoveling Big Macs down
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Nov 25, 2019 5:52PM
Pierre Poirier
Lucette Rouleau, ioften ask myself the same thing...
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Nov 23, 2019 5:45PM
thomasallen
So tapeworms didn’t help woman lose weight , what will help them????
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Oct 12, 2019 7:17PM
Betty Powell
I was a teenager in the fifties and you must have your dates wrong. I remember reading about people using tapeworm for weight loss but think it was further back than the fifties
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Sep 26, 2019 8:21AM
Michael Shapiro
Left out leeches
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Sep 22, 2019 10:28PM
syost
All of them
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Sep 15, 2019 7:29PM
csxjoe
And today we have immune system suppressors that increase the risk of TB and cancer. How can we market drugs that have death as a side effect?
2
Aug 31, 2019 6:53AM

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