Cannibalism is righteously accepted to be not such a good thing…however, that wasn’t always a case.
For years, Europeans participated in cannibalism, right adult until a late 18th century, in fact. They weren’t cannibals as we consider of them today, actively eating a strength of vital or newly defunct people, though. Instead, they used tools of a passed to emanate medical remedies.
You see, during a 16th and 17th centuries, medical scholarship was utterly primitive. The prevalent suspicion about cures for several illnesses was “like treats like.” For instance, belligerent adult pieces of skull will heal a headache.
Specifically, Europeans during a time blended pieces and pieces from ancient Egyptian mummies into medical remedies that were believed to heal all from a elementary headache to some-more critical conditions like seizures.
Famously, King Charles II of England was famous for his personal cure-all called “The King’s Drops.” It contained belligerent adult pieces of tellurian skull churned with alcohol.
Some doctors during a time also believed that celebration blood done a chairman healthier. Apparently a suspicion was a fresher a blood, a healthier it would make you.
Luckily for us, this faith in “corpse medicine” died out along with a additional supply of mummies from Egypt.
Now that grape cough syrup doesn’t sound so bad.
Well, that is flattering darned gross. Researching all this only creates me really blissful that I’m alive in 2016.