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5th Nov '15 2:16:44 PM randomsurfer
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* In the ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' episode [[Recap/SlidersS01E03Fever "Fever"]] they land on a world where an epidemic is going on, with that world's Quinn being Patient Zero. The sliders learn that that world had never discovered penicillin, so Arturo goes rooting around a garbage can for some moldy bread, which disgusts Rembrandt. "If you're hungry I'll get you something to eat!"
3rd Oct '15 6:13:08 PM Antigone3
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** ''Literature/TheLastHeraldMage includes a reference to vaccination (specifically, the use of needles dipped in cowpox sores to prevent what is probably smallpox).

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** ''Literature/TheLastHeraldMage The ''Literature/LastHeraldMageTrilogy'' includes a reference to vaccination (specifically, the use of needles dipped in cowpox sores to prevent what is probably smallpox).
3rd Oct '15 6:11:58 PM Antigone3
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* Willow bark tea shows up in the first ''[[HeraldsOfValdemar Arrows]]'' novel. There's also a reference in the ''Collegium Chronicles'' to Bear's attempts to preserve bread mold for wound treatment, instead of shipping moldy bread out from Healer's Collegium and hoping the wrong type of mold doesn't develop. He also prescribes and administers leeches properly.

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* Willow bark tea shows up in the first ''[[HeraldsOfValdemar ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Arrows]]'' novel. There's also a reference in the ''Collegium Chronicles'' to Bear's attempts to preserve bread mold for wound treatment, instead of shipping moldy bread out from Healer's Collegium and hoping the wrong type of mold doesn't develop. He also prescribes and administers leeches properly.


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** ''Literature/TheLastHeraldMage includes a reference to vaccination (specifically, the use of needles dipped in cowpox sores to prevent what is probably smallpox).
1st Oct '15 3:58:45 PM nombretomado
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* In the first volume of OsamuTezuka's ''{{Phoenix}}'', [[PunnyName Em Dee]], a healer from the comparatively advanced kingdom of Yamatai demonstrates his value to the chief of Nagi's village by curing Nagi's sister of tetanus, which he accomplishes by feeding her mold. He also has a rudimentary knowledge of germ theory, as he is able to determine that the infection, which he calls a "death spirit", entered the body through a cut on her foot.

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* In the first volume of OsamuTezuka's Creator/OsamuTezuka's ''{{Phoenix}}'', [[PunnyName Em Dee]], a healer from the comparatively advanced kingdom of Yamatai demonstrates his value to the chief of Nagi's village by curing Nagi's sister of tetanus, which he accomplishes by feeding her mold. He also has a rudimentary knowledge of germ theory, as he is able to determine that the infection, which he calls a "death spirit", entered the body through a cut on her foot.
8th Aug '15 3:20:34 PM Helcat13
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* ''Film/TheThirteenthWarrior'': Ibn requests water to wash his wound, but a knowledgeable Norse woman insists that it will fester if not cleaned with sterile urine. This is a historically accurate belief that survives as an urban legend to this day. Modern tests reveal that urine is not actually sterile and shouldn't be used as a disinfectant, at least when genuinely germ-free water is available. Mind you, at the time the movie is set in, if you don't have any way to boil the water, it's a [[CoolClearWater crapshoot...]

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* ''Film/TheThirteenthWarrior'': Ibn requests water to wash his wound, but a knowledgeable Norse woman insists that it will fester if not cleaned with sterile urine. This is a historically accurate belief that survives as an urban legend to this day. Modern tests reveal that urine is not actually sterile and shouldn't be used as a disinfectant, at least when genuinely germ-free water is available. Mind you, at the time the movie is set in, if you don't have any way to boil the water, it's a [[CoolClearWater crapshoot...]]]
31st Jul '15 11:05:43 PM phoenix
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* Averted in ''TheMysteriousIsland'': The heroes are in dire need of quinina, but there are no willows on the island. It causes [[spoiler:Nemo]] to finally abandon the pretense of his aid being coincidence or supernatural when he leaves a helpfully-labeled box of the stuff inside their home.

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* Averted in ''TheMysteriousIsland'': ''Literature/TheMysteriousIsland'': The heroes are in dire need of quinina, but there are no willows on the island. It causes [[spoiler:Nemo]] to finally abandon the pretense of his aid being coincidence or supernatural when he leaves a helpfully-labeled box of the stuff inside their home.
12th Jul '15 9:13:09 AM WillBGood
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* ''Film/TheThirteenthWarrior'': Ibn requests water to wash his wound, but a knowledgeable Norse woman insists that it will fester if not cleaned with sterile urine. This is a historically accurate belief that survives as an urban legend to this day. Modern tests reveal that urine is not actually sterile and shouldn't be used as a disinfectant, at least when genuinely germ-free water is available.

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* ''Film/TheThirteenthWarrior'': Ibn requests water to wash his wound, but a knowledgeable Norse woman insists that it will fester if not cleaned with sterile urine. This is a historically accurate belief that survives as an urban legend to this day. Modern tests reveal that urine is not actually sterile and shouldn't be used as a disinfectant, at least when genuinely germ-free water is available. Mind you, at the time the movie is set in, if you don't have any way to boil the water, it's a [[CoolClearWater crapshoot...]
25th May '15 8:33:42 PM HeraldAlberich
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* Willow bark tea shows up in the first ''[[HeraldsOfValdemar Arrows]]'' novel. There's also a reference in the ''Collegium Chronicles'' to Bear's attempts to preserve bread mold for wound treatment, instead of shipping moldy bread out from Healer's Collegium and hoping the wrong type of mold doesn't develop.

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* Willow bark tea shows up in the first ''[[HeraldsOfValdemar Arrows]]'' novel. There's also a reference in the ''Collegium Chronicles'' to Bear's attempts to preserve bread mold for wound treatment, instead of shipping moldy bread out from Healer's Collegium and hoping the wrong type of mold doesn't develop. He also prescribes and administers leeches properly.
12th May '15 2:46:55 PM SharleeD
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* ''Film/TheThirteenthWarrior'': Ibn requests water to wash his wound, but a knowledgeable Norse woman insists that it will fester if not cleaned with sterile urine. This is a historically accurate belief that survives as an urban legend to this day. Modern tests reveal that urine is not actually sterile and shouldn't be used as a disinfectant.

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* ''Film/TheThirteenthWarrior'': Ibn requests water to wash his wound, but a knowledgeable Norse woman insists that it will fester if not cleaned with sterile urine. This is a historically accurate belief that survives as an urban legend to this day. Modern tests reveal that urine is not actually sterile and shouldn't be used as a disinfectant.disinfectant, at least when genuinely germ-free water is available.
30th Apr '15 6:39:41 AM TrustBen
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* Referred to in Music/TheWhiteStripes' "Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine" from ''Music/{{Elephant}}''
-->''Well strip the bark right off a tree''\\
''And just hand it this way''\\
''Don't even need a drink of water''\\
''To make the headache go away.''

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