The Quack Doctor: Historical Remedies for All Your Ills


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From the harangues of charlatans to the sophisticated advertising of the Victorian era, quackery sports a colourful history. Featuring entertaining advertisements from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this book investigates the inventive ways in which quack remedies were promoted - and suggests that the people who bought them should not be written off as gullible after all. There's the Methodist minister and his museum of intestinal worms, the obesity cure that turned fat into sweat, and the device that ...

The Quack Doctor: Historical Remedies For All Your Ills 2013, The History Press Ltd, Stroud

ISBN-13: 9780752487731