In recounting the diagnosis, management and cure of 4000 corticosteroid addicted atopic dermatitis patients I feel like I am in a futuristic movie with a split screen simultaneously showing two similar populations. One population is now in the present consisting of suffering patients who go on to CURE – albeit through a prolonged period of time, exhibit no rash and need no further treatment. They get there by ceasing all steroid usage. This contracts with the other screen of the same exact type of patients but now in a retro-medieval setting where the practitioners in an undisciplined, negative, and nihilistic way minister to the patients with all modes of potions and lotions and herbs and pills, and always some new remedy coming out of the drug company cauldrons.  No one gets better. And the suffering continues.