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This Doctor Claimed He Had Found “Evidence” For Black People’s Diseases Like “Drapetomania” That Caused Slaves To Escape Their Owners

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Did you know there was a doctor whose hobby was to invent diseases for black slaves? Dr. Samuel A. Cartwright was born in 1793 and completed his medical studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His breakthrough in the field of

In 18th-century Europe, They Used To Blow Tobacco Air Up The A*ses Of Drowning People To Save Their Life. Strangely, It Didn’t Work

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Have you ever heard about medical treatments that involved  tobacco smoke enema? Apparently, it was a real hoot back in the day. In fact, it was a widespread method used to try to help people in near-drowning situations throughout Europe.