Treatment current up to burning at the stake: the worst ways of dealing with impotencePictolic
In ancient times, long before the beginning of the development of medicine, mankind has unsuccessfully wrestled with the problem that plagued many men. It is, of course, about the impotence. This disease is so afraid and trying to avoid all the representatives of the stronger sex.
But if now they come to the aid of Viagra and other drugs, the earlier ways of dealing with impotence was much more sophisticated. For example, the patient was treated with shock therapy, and the culprit of his erectile dysfunction is and could be burned at the stake.
As our ancestors fought with "half past five on the clock", you will learn from the material below.
A strange ointment
The ancient Egyptians believed that the ointment prepared from the hearts of crocodiles and a blend of aromatic oils, helps to restore masculine forces. This "proven" recipe for a long time applied in Egyptian society. However, needless to say, that in trying to save his "dignity" and to get the miraculous ingredient, not one man was lost from the teeth of a crocodile?
The people of Ancient India in this regard have been a little prudent and in the jaws of the crocodiles climb began. Instead, they stirred a hornet's nest, getting stings of insects. They were the main ingredient in healing ointments used by the Indians.
Surprisingly, some men still believe in the effectiveness of such treatments. However, now they get no crocodile and wasp sting hearts and penises of tigers and horns of rhinos. There is a perception that powders of these components help to cope with impotence.
Another terrible method of dealing with impotence — shock therapy. He appeared in a period of widespread electrification. Then for some reason, people decided that using electricity, you can cure almost all ailments on earth, and erectile dysfunction is no exception.
In Europe and the United States began to open medical offices equipped with special devices "for men". Did all this in the following way: electrodes on which are sent the impulses inserted straight into the genitals. According to scientists, it was "cheer up" the bodies. I can only imagine what sensations were experienced by the patients during this procedure...
A variety of drink
Fortunately (or unfortunately), the change of electrotherapy soon came pharmacological methods of treatment. In the XIX century, scientists have isolated from the seeds of chilibuhi substance strychnine. Currently, he is one of the strongest poisons in the world, but then his hope was added to all preparations for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
The result of convulsions in patients appeared and desired potency — still no... Watching this trend, chemists quickly thought better of it and stopped using strychnine as a substance to restore masculine forces. By the way, now they poison the rats and mice.
In 1898 the family Curie discovered a new element — radium, but check its effect on the body for some reason forgot. As a result, some new unknown substance was added in various cosmetic and pharmacological agents. Notable examples — Radione tablets, promising patients an unprecedented burst of energy, as well as cream Tho-Radia, which, according to its creators, will give the skin a beautiful glow. How ironic...
Radium began to be used for the treatment of impotence. As a cure from disease pharmacists offered rectal suppositories with this dangerous chemical in the composition.
Transplantation of testicles
In 1918, Dr. John R. Brinkley to convince the world that the transplantation of testicles of the goat will help men once and for all solve the problem of impotence. His first patient is a farmer bill Stitsworth that after the operation not only had the strength, but also immediately became a father. The result so impressed the other suffering from erectile dysfunction of men, which they no doubt went under the surgeon's knife, paying for it fabulous at the time the amount is 750 dollars (about 10 thousand dollars by the standards in 2018).
It is difficult to imagine their disappointment when it turned out that John R. Brinkley really is — a charlatan with bought a medical diploma. And the testicles of a goat had the desired effect, often patients simply was rejecting a foreign body.
Burning at the stake
It would seem that the worst is behind us, but, in fact, none of the above ways of dealing with erectile dysfunction can not be compared in its absurdity and cruelty with those, which we'll cover now.
We are talking about the burning of the culprits of the disease at the stake. In the Middle ages, most of humanity's problems, it was decided to blame it for the treacherous witch. The inquisitors believed that a curse of impotence on men imposed sorceress, so carefully catch them and then burned at the stake. It was believed that this was the only way to cure a sick man. Of course, healing does not happen, in connection with which suspicions fall on another witch, allegedly decided thus to avenge his "colleague".