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Gladiator blood was recommended by Roman physicians to aid various ailments

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A little bit of history

It was believed that the blood of a gladiator could cure epilepsy and infertility.

It got so out of hand that after a gladiator was killed and his body removed from the arena, vendors would sell the still-warm blood to the crowd.And for some reason, the fact that it came from a gladiator wasn’t even the most important thing. Around A.D. 400, gladiatorial combat was outlawed, so people began turning to the blood of executed criminals for their cure.

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