The Occasional Joke

Nurse: Patient's name?

Centurion: Marcus Licinius Crassus

Nurse: And his date of birth?

Centurion: 115 BC.

Nurse: All right. And what is he here for?

Centurion: Cataphract surgery.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Not just an ineffective mythology

Actually bad for you and often illegal. Traditional Chinese medicine, that is.

Summary article

PLoS Genetics link to the study

I'm not sure which is more repellent: that people want to ingest something that is described as "100% Saiga Antelope" or that the stuff isn't. I guess the best thing that can be said is that TCM makes Western-style big pharma companies look good by comparison. Never thought you'd hear me say that, did you?

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