Thursday, January 13, 2005

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is King!

i remembered mr jp was quoting this to us in class... today i read about it in this book called Mendeleyev's Dream! and the quote "in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king" was quoted by erasmus.... hmmm... interesting!!! it is believed that this phrase has some relevence to paracelsus, a guy who has some part in iatrochemistry... go figure... this book is interesting but really hard to remember... anyway, paracelsus cured erasmus of gout and painful kidney complaints... this was the time when there were only alchemy and herbal cures... no chemistry and modern medicine!!! well, before i bore everyone, let me end here and go to bed...

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