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What is the origin of the phrase 'Drastic times call for drastic measures'?

The saying is actually "Desperate times call for desperate measures." The origin of this proverb: This is a variant of the proverb "Desperate diseases must have desperate (MORE)

Who said drastic times call for drastic measures?

It may be so old a saying that you won't be able to find an original attribution. To go a bit older than 1964: according to the Oxford dictionary in quotations, on the 6th N (MORE)