Two Strange Uses for Mercury.

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Mercury was used to treat syphilis in the 1500s, obviously to no relief.
An 18th century doctor, John Hunter, claimed to have cured himself of syphilis with mercury but it’s thought he believed himself cured due to the remission phases of syphilis.
He championed the use of mercury to treat syphilis and gonorrhea until his death.
Mercury was also used as a laxative and in infant teething powders.
Crazy!
Source: 11 Ridiculous Things People Used To Think Were Healthy

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