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Re: Re: OT--Health Care


No clue what that second concoction is but it sounds loathesome.  ugh.

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Kitty
Sent: 9/12/2004 7:18:51 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT--Health Care

> Well, all I can say is Castor Oil and Terpine Hydrate kept me on the perfect

> attendance list.

> 

> Kitty

> 

> ----- Original Message ----- 

> From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>

> To: "Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>

> Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2004 2:58 PM

> Subject: [CHAT] OT--Health Care

> 

> 

> > I got this message from a friend in India. It is so mordantly funny and

> > reminds me so much of our own medical tradition that I had to pass it

> > along.

> >

> > >

> > > The medical tradition in India seems to me to have a

> > > philosophical bent of believing that medicine or treatment must be

> > > deeply

> > > unattractive to be effective. A lot of loathsome stuff is consumed

> > > because

> > > its good for your health. Some of our tonics are so disgusting that the

> > > thought of being fed it forever is liable to make you fake being

> > > healthy.

> > > The logic being, that if it tastes good, it can't be medicinal. I

> > > remember

> > > quinine being given to me in liquid form as a kid when I got malaria.

> > > Nothing more disgusting has ever been invented. I was sure that the doc

> > > thought it was more effective in liquid form rather than the easy way

> > > of

> > > swallowing a tablet. ;-)

> > >

> > > Samar Gupta

> > > Mumbai, India

> > >

> > Island Jim

> > Southwest Florida

> > 27.0 N, 82.4 W

> > Zone 10a

> > Minimum 30 F [-1 C]

> >

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