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Old 06-25-2017, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Qadgop the Mercotan View Post
If I, as a modern Family Medicine physician, were transported back a few hundred years in time, I would bring a few useful skills back with me.

Frankly, I wouldn't have a lot to offer from a pharmaceutical point of view. Pain control via coca or the tears of the poppy or hemp would be the most likely useful products. Aspirin is a bit of a bitch to extract. As are antibiotics.
Ipecac syrup for the treatment of respiratory congestion. With your superior knowledge, perhaps production of gentian violet and mercurochrome. Treatment of all vitamin deficiency diseases.

And have I missed a mention of bone-setting?. Obstetrics, depending on what is meant by "pre-modern", obstetric forceps were developed in the 16th century.