So, I went to work today, and found a neato little gift in my mail box. A coworker had given me a replica of Merck’s 1899 Manual, produced in celebration of The Merck Manual’s 100th anniversary. It lists all the various drugs given at the time with dosages, dosage forms, and also a nifty section where it lists many different diseases and conditions and what to give the patient who has them. For instance, a patient with “coldness” would be given cocaine, ice packs to the base of the spine, or strychnine.
So, what ails you? Dr. Mishell will prescribe treatment, 1899-style.
*Disclaimer: Mishell is not a doctor, and does not recommend actually following any medical advise given. This thread is for entertainment purposes only. Cocaine, arsenic, and strychnine really aren’t cure-alls.