Sunday 21 January 2018

Our Head Shops could become envy of world

Reading of the medicinal power of Irish skulls in 16th Century medicine ('Off with his head', Irish Independent, July 16) leads me to suggest that, rather than Swift's proposal to "eat our children", we should take a more cerebral approach to our current economic woes.

In his mind-blowing article, Richard Sugg says that "powders . . . from the skulls of Irishmen were used to cure epilepsy and other diseases . . . while human skulls had become an international commodity".

I propose that we should consider the medicinal powers of the craniums of, say, bankers, builders and bishops, who, given their quick thinking, should be filled with curative goodness.

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