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Thread poster: Catherine Bolton

Catherine Bolton  Identity Verified
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Dec 16, 2002

This isn\'t the lighter side of translating/interpreting. Simply the lighter side!

I just got this from my father, who says this humorous item is from the Harvard Medical Review:


2000 B.C. -- eat this root

1000 A.D. -- eating roots is primitive; say this prayer

1500 A.D. -- this prayer is superstitious; drink this potion

1960 A.D. -- this potion is dangerous; take this antibiotic

2000 A.D. -- this antibiotic is ineffective; eat this root

[ This Message was edited by: on 2002-12-16 15:48 ]

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Nathalie M. Girard, ALHC  Identity Verified
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I love it :-) Dec 16, 2002

Very cute (and true!!!)


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Aurora Humarán  Identity Verified
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Cyclic life, isn´t it?..... Dec 16, 2002


Thank you


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