Hello, Mick here. When I should have been in short pants, but didn’t have any, medicine was hardly a tonic. The nearest comparable thing to modern medicine was a type of Acupuncture
The most noticeable difference between it then, and now, is needles. We didn’t have medical grade stainless steel.
What we did have though, was an ample supply of bamboo chutes. While these were considered organic, whatever that is, they were somewhat larger in diameter.
If time goes as slow for you as it does for me, then discover virtues of ORIGINAL MEDICINE.
The science of putting such probes in particular nerve paths was more primitive, and one hundred times more effective. Supposing that you had an earache, then I can guarantee you that you would only have it once.
An immature chute (three-inches in diameter) would be forcibly inserted directly to site of pain!! It was a similar deal for eye infections! Re-infections were non-existent!
In off-chance that you had diarrhoea, then treatment was local, rapid and somewhat final.
I won’t even mention toothache. We had no teeth! Indeed, teeth and any associated maladies, were considered to be a waste of good timber.
Eczema, psoriasis, acne and indeed migraine were migrant workers, as far as we were concerned. Asthma was slightly different though, and was an herbal remedy for flatulence, not that we had much. It would be “lanced”, long before it would present a problem. Gaseous or otherwise.