1. Well into the 20th century, mercury was an ingredient in popular remedies, from purgatives to infants’ teething powder. Though we now know that mercury is highly toxic, many other natural poisons are used today in medicines for cancer, diabetes, malaria and other ailments. 
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    Well into the 20th century, mercury was an ingredient in popular remedies, from purgatives to infants’ teething powder. Though we now know that mercury is highly toxic, many other natural poisons are used today in medicines for cancer, diabetes, malaria and other ailments. 

    More on poison as medicine.

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