The Internet puts the entire history of human knowledge at our fingertips. It makes medical billing study (along with many other courses of study) available in students’ living rooms or at their kitchen tables. The Internet is at the forefront of medical science in many ways. And while it is fascinating to explore the medical science of the future, it is also interesting to look at some of the medical science that has endured since ancient times.
Not all therapies and medicines over the course of human history have endured. Many were found to be useless at best and harmful at worst. But the following 10 remedies were discovered in ancient times and still have actual medical value today.
- Skin grafting
- Maggot therapy (eww)
- Caesarian section
Here’s a breakdown of each of these treatments and its historical origin. Pretty interesting stuff. This information is also useful to know if you’re studying for certification as a medical assistant or certified nursing assistant.