Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Mutants In The News — "Fire Burn, And Cauldron Bubble" Edition

This is sooooooo very cool.

UK Scientists have re-created a millennium-old recipe from Bald's Leechbook (a leatherbound, Old English collection of unguents reputed to be one of the earliest-known medical tomes) that seemingly eliminates that modern super-scourge, MRSA.

The concoction calls for garlic, onions (or leeks), wine, and bovine bile to be boiled in a brass vessel, then left to stand for nine days before being strained through a cloth.  I'm sure "during an eclipse" and "while chewing dandelions plucked from a bishop's grave" are in the mix somewhere.

Just think what this means for denizens of the Mutant Future.  Thee Olde Wayes (am I doing that right?) just may contain the secrets for combating bioweapons and hyper-germs!