The Medical Messiahs: A Social History of Health Quackery in 20th Century America

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James Harvey Young describes the development of patent medicines in America from the enactment in 1906 of the Pure Food and Drugs Act through the mid-1960s. Many predicted that the Pure Food and Drugs Act would be the end of harmful nostrums, but Young describes in colorful detail post-Act cases involving manufacturers and promoters of such products as Cuforhedake Brane-Fude, B. & M. "tuberculosis-curing" liniment, and the dangerous reducing pill Marmola. We meet, among others, the brothers Charles Frederick and Peter Kaadt ...

The Medical Messiahs: A Social History of Health Quackery in 20th Century America 2016, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691645315

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The Medical Messiahs: A Social History of Health Quackery in 20th Century America 2015, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691618302

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