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Medical Mondays: Gladiator Blood for Epilepsy

Pliny the Elder relates that people with epilepsy were in the habit of drinking blood from gladiators for epilepsy.  This is likely not currently recommended for many reasons including a shortage of gladiators.

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Elizabeth is a professional belly dancer, a flaky computer scientist, and a returned Peace Corps volunteer. She lives in Georgia (the state of the U.S., not the country) but is nonetheless somehow not a combination of stereotypes from Gone with the Wind and Deliverance. Her personal blog is Coffeefied. Operafied. Fluffified. Beglittered.

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