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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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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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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...

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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...

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...

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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The setting is a forested wilderness in the Northwest, circa 1911. The villain is a tall, egotistical woman doctor with an imposing jawline and a fierce will to dominate others. The victims are two wealthy English sisters, gullible health faddists after the fashion of those who flocked to Dr...

Do You Believe in Magic?: Vitamins, Supplements, and All Things Natural: A Look Behind the Curtain
Do You Believe in Magic?: Vitamins, Supplements, and All Things Natural: A Look Behind the Curtain
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Pub Date: 2014-05-13 Pages: 336 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins In Do You Believe in Magic. medical expert Paul A. Offit. MD offers a scathing expos of the alternative medicine industry. revealing how even though some popular therapies are remarkably helpful due to the placebo response...

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Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?: How the Famous Sell Us Elixirs of Health, Beauty & Happiness
Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?: How the Famous Sell Us Elixirs of Health, Beauty & Happiness
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An exploration of the effect our celebrity-dominated culture has on our ideas of living the good life  What would happen if an average Joe tried out for American Idol, underwent a professional makeover, endured Gwyneth Paltrow’s “Clean Cleanse,” and followed the outrageous rituals of the rich and famous? Health law policy researcher Timothy Caulfield finds out in this thoroughly unique, engaging, and provocative book about celebrity culture and its iron grip on today’s society...

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Consumer Health: A Guide To Intelligent Decisions
Consumer Health: A Guide To Intelligent Decisions
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The most comprehensive consumer health text available, Consumer Health: A Guide to Intelligent Decisions offers a panoramic view of the health marketplace. You’ll learn how to sharpen your critical consumer skills so you can distinguish valid health claims from those that are fraudulent or misleading...

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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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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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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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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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