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Re: OT--Health Care

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


----- 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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