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Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything
Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything
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What won’t we try in our quest for perfect health, beauty, and the fountain of youth? Well, just imagine a time when doctors prescribed morphine for crying infants. When liquefied gold was touted as immortality in a glass...

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Quack Medicine: A History of Combating Health Fraud in Twentieth-Century America (Healing Society: Disease, Medicine, and History)
Quack Medicine: A History of Combating Health Fraud in Twentieth-Century America (Healing Society: Disease, Medicine, and History)
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This timely volume illustrates how and why the fight against quackery in modern America has largely failed, laying the blame on an unlikely confluence of scientific advances, regulatory reforms, changes in the medical profession, and the politics of consumption...

Quack!: Tales of Medical Fraud from the Museum of Questionable Medical Devices
Quack!: Tales of Medical Fraud from the Museum of Questionable Medical Devices
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In Quack! Tales of Medical Fraud from the Museum of Questionable Medical Devices, curator Bob McCoy shares his collection of the hilarious, horrifying, and preposterous medical devices that have been foisted upon the public in their quest for good health...

Quacks: Fakers & Charlatans in English Medicine
Quacks: Fakers & Charlatans in English Medicine
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What did the people of 17th century England do when they got a dose of the clap? They reached for "Walker's Jesuit Drops" or "Wessels Specific Purging remedy for Venereal Diseases" of course. Did either work? Was urine-gazing by the 'pisse prophets' (with or without the patient being present) an effective diagnostic tool?

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Quacks - Fakers & Charlatans in Medicine (Revealing History)
Quacks - Fakers & Charlatans in Medicine (Revealing History)
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If the thought of visiting the doctor or having a spell in the hospital gives most people pause to contemplate their mortality, then such thoughts must pale when compared to the experiences of our ancestors...

Not Your Usual Treatments: how medicine got better (Not Your Usual... Book 4)
Not Your Usual Treatments: how medicine got better (Not Your Usual... Book 4)
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Note: this is now available also as an Amazon paperback. The history of medicine is strewn with bizarre notions about what caused illness and death: the gods, witches, poisoners were all early targets...

Starvation Heights: A True Story of Murder and Malice in the Woods of the Pacific Northwest
Starvation Heights: A True Story of Murder and Malice in the Woods of the Pacific Northwest
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In this true story—a haunting saga of medical murder set in an era of steamships and gaslights—Gregg Olsen reveals one of the most unusual and disturbing criminal cases in American history.In 1911 two wealthy British heiresses, Claire and Dora Williamson, arrived at a sanitorium in the forests of the Pacific Northwest to undergo the revolutionary “fasting treatment” of Dr...

American Health Quackery
American Health Quackery
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James Harvey Young, the foremost expert on the history of medical frauds, finds quackery in the 1990s to be more extensive and insidious than in earlier and allegedly more naive eras. The modern quack isn't an outrageous-looking hawker of magic remedies operating from the back of a carnival wagon, but he knows how to use antiregulatory sentiment and ingenious promotional approaches to succeed in a "trade" that is both bizarre and deceitful...

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Deadly Victorian Remedies
Deadly Victorian Remedies
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From the author of 'A Year in Victorian Edinburgh' and 'Crime and Punishment in Victorian Edinburgh', a selection of tales from the Coroner's Court where so called 'remedies' went horribly wrong.The world of quack medicine with its spurious remedies and unqualified practitioners served to make a lucrative income for many in the Victorian era at the expense of the unwitting and often impoverished public...




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Counterknowledge: How We Surrendered to Conspiracy Theories, Quack Medicine, Bogus Science and Fake History
Counterknowledge: How We Surrendered to Conspiracy Theories, Quack Medicine, Bogus Science and Fake History
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Quack Medicine: A History of Combating Health Fraud in Twentieth-Century America
Quack Medicine: A History of Combating Health Fraud in Twentieth-Century America
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Frontier Medicine: From the Atlantic to the Pacific, 1492-1941
Frontier Medicine: From the Atlantic to the Pacific, 1492-1941
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Marketplace of the Marvelous: The Strange Origins of Modern Medicine
Marketplace of the Marvelous: The Strange Origins of Modern Medicine
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Description: Looks at some of the stranger medical treatments in use in the nineteenth century, including bloodletting, phrenology, and hydropathy, and shows how these "quack" cures have influenced medicine today.
Healing Words: The Printed Handbills of Early Modern London Quacks
Healing Words: The Printed Handbills of Early Modern London Quacks
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Super Searchers on Health & Medicine: The Online Secrets of Top Health and Medical Researchers
Super Searchers on Health & Medicine: The Online Secrets of Top Health and Medical Researchers
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Holistic Veterinary Medicine
Holistic Veterinary Medicine
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The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care: Includes Multimode CD
The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care: Includes Multimode CD
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