Organotherapy is a technique that makes use of extracts derived from animal or human tissues to treat medical conditions.[1] The practice of treating an organ with the same one derived from another creature, known as similia similibus, was familiar to the Ancient Greeks and Romans; consuming brain tissue was considered a potential treatment for those of low intellect for instance.[2]

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OED. (2018). organotherapy, n. In Oxford English Dictionary (online). Retrieved from http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/132475