Weird Ways People Used to Treat Common Maladies

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Nowadays, if you have a headache, treatment is as easy as swallowing a few anti-inflammatory, over-the-counter medicines like aspirin or ibuprofen. But pain relief wasn't always so quick and easy for our ancestors. Many doctors throughout the past employed some questionable treatments, most of which would be unthinkable to us today. From removing pieces of the skull or brain to consuming tonics made of urine and dung, here are some of the weirdest ways people used to treat common maladies.