Their ancient Egyptian doctors often applied the blood of what creature to the eyes of blind patients?
#96360. Asked by BRY2K. (Jun 05 08 5:12 AM)
Bats’ blood for restored vision. Origin: Ancient Egypt. Ancient Egyptians had a high incidence of eye infections and resultant blindness because of their near-constant exposure to sun, sand, and sandstorms. In order to combat the blindness suffered by so many people, Egyptian doctors applied the blood of bats to their blind patients’ eyes. Since bats were thought to have excellent night vision, it was assumed that this treatment would transfer that quality to people who put it in their eyes or injected it in their ears.
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