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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...

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!: 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 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...

Quacks & Con Artists: The Dubious History of Doctors (Sickening History of Medicine)
Quacks & Con Artists: The Dubious History of Doctors (Sickening History of Medicine)
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People have always needed doctors. But the doctors of the past might not look like the doctors you are used to seeing! Sometimes their healing methods were weird, disgusting, or even dangerous. Doctors in the Middle Ages sniffed patients' urine to diagnose disease, and barbers might cut off a person's injured arm or leg...

Counter-Knowledge: How We Surrendered to Conspiracy Theories, Quack Medicine, Bogus Science and Fake History
Counter-Knowledge: How We Surrendered to Conspiracy Theories, Quack Medicine, Bogus Science and Fake History
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An important and compelling book on the viral dissemination of misinformation in today's world. We are being swamped with dangerous nonsense. From 9/11 conspiracy theories to Holocaust denial to alternative medicine, we are all experiencing an epidemic of demonstrably untrue descriptions of the world...

Dr. Potter's Medicine Show
Dr. Potter's Medicine Show
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The year is 1878. Dr Alexander Potter, disgraced Civil War surgeon, now snake-oil salesman, travels the Pacific Northwest with a disheartened company of strongmen, fortune-tellers, and musical whores. Under their mysterious and murderous leader they entertain the masses while hawking the Chock-a-saw Sagwa Tonic, a vital elixir touted to cure all ills both physical and spiritual...

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If Naturopaths are "Quacks"... Then I Guess I'm a Duck: Confessions of a Naturopath
If Naturopaths are "Quacks"... Then I Guess I'm a Duck: Confessions of a Naturopath
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What is a Naturopath, and what does one actually do? How does a “Traditional” Naturopath differ in philosophy and scope of practice from other types of so called “alternative” practitioners? What can I expect to gain by seeking out and consulting with a practitioner like Shauna? Are my health freedoms and choices in the United States and beyond really under attack? These are just a few of the questions and answers that are addressed by Shauna K...

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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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