Medicine in the past
OK, it's not really a disease at all. But men whose hair is falling out are never happy about it, are they? The ancient Egyptians had the solution. What did they use to do? They took the fat of a lion, a hippopotamus, a cat and a snake, mixed them together-and then rubbed the mixture into the man's head. Maybe it stopped baldness, maybe not-but the man's head certainly didn't smell too good afterwards!
The Middle Ages was a time when there was a common skin disease called scrofula. (We won't go into the details, OK?) People who had scrofula could easily get rid of it-they just had to get the king or queen to touch them! (The question is: why would a king or queen want to touch a person who had a skin disease?)
来源：MSE指定教材 English In Mind (student's book 2)