Cholera Gave a British Doctor the Idea for IVs – The Atlantic

via Cholera Gave a British Doctor the Idea for IVs – The Atlantic.

WOO IV therapy! That’s my bread and butter! Hydration, volume expansion, insulin drips, antibiotics, everything you could want while unconscious. Plus just like in early days, it’s always there for a last ditch attempt. Coding? FLUIDS!

Also, science was much drunker before IRBs and we owe dogs so much apology and gratitude.

In 1656, Sir Christopher Wren wanted to see what would happen if he took a quill and a pig’s bladder and used it to send intoxicants—beer and wine and opium—directly into a dog’s blood. (The dog was intoxicated.)

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