Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Inside the field of 'corpse medicine'

Daily Mail (Leon Watson)

Doctors have long known that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.

But in 'corpse medicine' - the idea of treating ills by swallowing body parts and fluids - a little sweetener wouldn't make a blind bit of difference.

First up is Mummy Powder, which was purported to be the ground up remains of the ancient kings of Egypt.

This was a popular medicine used from the 12th to the 17th century to cure everything from headaches to stomach ulcers, according to Compiled by, which compiled the list.

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