The most ridiculous drugs 10th place: placebo or dummy. It is surprising, but a lot of expectation that will help to take the drug, really helped.Shortly before the revolution in Petrograd were very popular drops Baron Vrevsky - "from the nerves." They even sent out by mail and advertised in the magazine "Niva". It was later revealed that it was just water from the Neva. 9th place: Bloodletting was one of the most popular treatments in the history of medicine. Tried to use it with absolutely all ailments until the XIX century. Killed at the same time a lot of people have helped - units. Now do bloodletting only eritremii - rare disease in which the body is formed too many red blood cells.8th place: Another very popular way to cure all ills - enema. Or enema. Poor fall sick regardless of the cause of the disease mercilessly washed. Surprisingly, some help. 7th place: In "Manual of Pharmacology" G. Natnagelya and M. Rossbach (St. Petersburg, 1885, s.299) recommended to drink a glass of metallic mercury for straightening volvulus. A Dr. Robert Patrick said that mercury can cure almost all diseases. 6th place: the heroine in the XIX century, people treated with cough! 5th place: Opiates tincture of opium is also offered for coughs and intestinal disorders. 4th place: pills for weight loss, which sold 40-50s of the twentieth century, contained helminth eggs. 3rd place: Dissection of the brain or a lobotomy in the first half of the twentieth century, in all seriousness, used to treat psychiatric illnesses, and the one who invented this, in 1949, was given the Nobel Prize. 2nd place: Coca-Cola was invented by an American pharmacist as medicine, which was to help with nervous disorders, headaches, prevent pregnancy, and already pregnant anesthetize birth. 1st place: The analgesic syrup for children in the XIX century, containing 65 milligrams of pure morphine and chloroform, codeine, heroin, opium, hashish. Many children died after treatment.