Just thought some here would find this interesting:
From 50 Years of The Herbalist Almanac by Clarence Meyer (1977)
Predicted in 1704 A.D.
'Twas pronounc’d in all the Chambers and in the Courts of Princes, that the Chymical medicines would make Life Immortal, by Preventing and Curing every Distemper; and that therefore Hippocrates and Galen and Celsus, (who had no Chymical Medicines) and all the Voluminous Writers since Restoration of Learning, were to be despis’d and neglected – and that no Physician ought to confess, having read and considered ‘em, without the mark of Public Infamy. – (From Pitts Antidote, by R. Pitt, M. D. Fellow and Censor of the College of Physicians, and fellow of the Royal Society, and the Physician of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital.)