A tomato a day seemed to keep the doctor away.
Without the sort of pharmaceutical oversight we have today, in the 1830s you might be given Dr. Miles' Compound Extraction of Tomato for “common cold, bilious fever, inflammation of the head or chest, rheumatism, pleurisy, or any other form of acute disease.” Tomatoes may have a lot of health benefits, but if your doctor thinks they’ll cure pleurisy you might want to get a second opinion.
One alternative: see how real modern medicine is practiced under extreme situations on television's new drama Code Black, premiering September 30 at 10/9c on CBS!
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