Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: A carrot for a nose

  • James Morrison’s vegetable cure

    James Morrison (1770-1840) claimed his vegetable pills could cure any ill, stop any suffering, and even re-grow limbs. But even the most innocuous medicines may have serious side effects. This indeed happened to this dissatisfied patient, who complains that “them hinfernal vegetable pills have taken root in my nose. It was reddish before but now…