Britons and Europeans Were Cannibals, Claims Medical Historian
A medical historian of Britain’s Durham University and writer of the book called ‘Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires’, Dr. Richard Sugg, has revealed that human body parts were being used for medical reasons by clan of royal Britons and Europeans in 16th and 17th century.
The writer is of the view that most of the Europeans, irrespective of the social status, were fond of eating human flesh and drinking blood to quell their excruciating pain. There are sufficient evidences in the history, which cite examples that such malicious practices were being used to treat people with epilepsy.
Further, Dr. Sugg claimed that powder made from crushed mummies was being sold as “elixir of life”. Moreover, human fat was supposedly used to treat arthritis, while paste made from human dead bodies was believed to treat contusions. The book revealed that moss taken from the skull of dead soldiers was pushed into the nostrils to stop nosebleeds.
Dr. Sugg claimed, “The human body has been widely used as a therapeutic agent with the most popular treatments involving flesh, bone or blood”.
Comparing Europeans with Cannibals of the New World, the writer is of the view that human body parts, including animal skin, bones, tissues, in Europe are currently being used for trading purposes.
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