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Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything

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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? Packed with outlandish cures and outright scams, Quackery is a visually rich, humorously macabre, smart, and lively journey into the dark side of medical history. Revisit a time when doctors prescribed morphine for crying infants, when snorting skull moss was a cure for a bloody nose, and when dieters too to ingesting sanitized tapeworms. From monkey glands to blood jam, Quackery shows us that when it comes to health, humans will believe literally anything.

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ISBN: 9780761189817
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
Language: English
Page Count: 344
Size: 8.19" l x 6.05" w x 1.07"
Series: N/A