You do not have to believe in Adam and Eve to recognize the significance of an apple . the old saying “ an apple a day keeps the doctor away “ has been changed to “ an aspirin a day keeps the doctor away” .
Hippocrates , 400 BC and Beyond
As early as BC 350 , Hipporcates tried to relieve the pain of his patients by asking them to chew willow bark , a natural substance which contains salicylic acid . in 1763 , Reverend stone of chipping Norton , England , showed the benefit of willow bark for individuals with ague and fever . Today pain can be relieved by aspirin , which also contains salicylic acid .
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