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Sniffing Farts To Cure The Black Plague?
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Key Facts In This Video
In Elizabethan England, a remedy for warts was the cut a mice in half and rub it onto the wart. 00:08
In the 18th and 19th centuries, a doctor would chop off half of a patient's tongue to cure a stutter. 02:01
Trepanning is the outdated practice of drilling a hole in the skull to supposedly cure migraines and other ailments. 05:23