The Quack Doctor now has a new newsletter full of odd and strange emphemera from medicine's painful past. (The newsletter sign up is on the right hand side. ) Check out this recent post on Omega Oil.
We could chortle at our silly grandparents for digesting green goo to cure "corset pain" but I am not entirely convinced our modern medicine is always safe. I was recently really disturbed to know that the Omega- 3 Fatty Acids I have been shoveling in my mouth (while pregnant and nursing) contain dangerous levels of PCB. Nothing like feeding your unborn child the same chemical used in flame retardents and paint. yum.