Ye olde statins

In 1849 the Reverend Henry Christmas (1811-68) published a curious two volume work with the title The Cradle of the Twin Giants, Science and History, in which he traced the story of the absurd ideas or superstitions, including those in medicine, that had been believed by men of the greatest intellect. He wrote the book to correct the Whig interpretation of history: linear progress to the glorious present.

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