Sunday, January 15, 2012

Miasma - not to be confused with miasm

The long discredited idea of the miasma lives on in homeopathic medicine as the 'Miasm' which, according to homeopaths, is the underlying cause of many diseases which is described as "a peculiar morbid derangement of the vital force".

And if you enjoyed that Mitchell and Webb sketch you should check out this one from a later series that nicely illustrates the uptight nature of the Victorians. Unless you are easily offended (like the Victorians). In  which case you shouldn't.

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