Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: The Bitter Potion

  • The Bitter Potion by Adriaen Brouwer

    It has long been the belief of the prescribing professions that medicines work better if they can impress the recipients by their efficacy. A painful injection may thus work better than a painless one, and an intramuscular injection of ascorbic acid will remind the patient of its continuing efficacy for at least one week. A…