Roman remedies

Just to make you aware of precisely how strange and odd the things an elite and educated Roman could believe, here is Pliny the Elder’s remedy for fever:

For brain-fever a sheep’s lung wrapped warm round the patient’s head appears to be beneficial. But who could give to one delirious the brain of a mouse to be taken in water, or the ash of a weasel, or even the dried flesh of a hedgehog, even if the treatment were bound to be successful?

Natural History 30.29