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Quackery by Lydia Kang

Title Quackery
Author Lydia Kang
Publisher Workman Publishing
Release 2017-10-17
Category Medical
Total Pages 352
ISBN 0761189815
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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. And when strychnine—yes, that strychnine, the one used in rat poison—was dosed like Viagra. Looking back with fascination, horror, and not a little dash of dark, knowing humor, Quackery recounts the lively, at times unbelievable, history of medical misfires and malpractices. Ranging from the merely weird to the outright dangerous, here are dozens of outlandish, morbidly hilarious “treatments”—conceived by doctors and scientists, by spiritualists and snake oil salesmen (yes, they literally tried to sell snake oil)—that were predicated on a range of cluelessness, trial and error, and straight-up scams. With vintage illustrations, photographs, and advertisements throughout, Quackery seamlessly combines macabre humor with science and storytelling to reveal an important and disturbing side of the ever-evolving field of medicine.

Health Quackery the Consumer by Warren Edward Schaller

Title Health Quackery the Consumer
Author Warren Edward Schaller
Publisher W B Saunders Company
Release 1976
Category Social Science
Total Pages 426
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Health Frauds and Quackery by United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging

Title Health Frauds and Quackery
Author United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging
Publisher
Release 1964
Category Fraud
Total Pages
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Medical Quackery Final report by California. Legislature. Senate. Interim Committee on Public Health

Title Medical Quackery Final report
Author California. Legislature. Senate. Interim Committee on Public Health
Publisher
Release 1958
Category Quacks and quackery
Total Pages
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Quackery by United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Aging. Subcommittee on Health and Long-Term Care

Title Quackery
Author United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Aging. Subcommittee on Health and Long-Term Care
Publisher
Release 1984
Category Government publications
Total Pages 252
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Nostrums and Quackery by Arthur Joseph Cramp

Title Nostrums and Quackery
Author Arthur Joseph Cramp
Publisher
Release 1936
Category Patent medicines
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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American Health Quackery by James Harvey Young

Title American Health Quackery
Author James Harvey Young
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release 2014-07-14
Category History
Total Pages 312
ISBN 1400862914
Language English, Spanish, and French
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James Harvey Young, the foremost expert on the history of medical frauds, finds quackery in the 1990s to be more extensive and insidious than in earlier and allegedly more naive eras. The modern quack isn't an outrageous-looking hawker of magic remedies operating from the back of a carnival wagon, but he knows how to use antiregulatory sentiment and ingenious promotional approaches to succeed in a "trade" that is both bizarre and deceitful. In The Toadstool Millionaires and The Medical Messiahs, Young traced the history of health quackery in America from its colonial roots to the late 1960s. This collection of essays discusses more recent health scams and reconsiders earlier ones. Liberally illustrated with examples of advertising for patent medicines and other "alternative therapies," the book links evolving quackery to changing currents in the scientific, cultural, and governmental environment. Young describes varieties of quackery, like frauds related to the teeth, nostrums aimed at children, and cure-all gadgets with such names as Electreat Mechanical Heart. The case of Laetrile illustrates how an alleged vitamin for controlling cancer could be ballyhooed and lobbied into a national mania, half the states passing laws giving the cyanide-containing drug some special status. And AIDS is the most recent example of an illness that, tragically, has panicked some of its victims and members of the general public into putting their hopes in fake cures and preventives. Young discusses the complex question of vulnerability--why people fall victim to health fraud--and considers the difficulties confronting governmental regulators. From the late 1960s to the early 1990s, the annual quackery toll has escalated from two billion to over twenty-five billion dollars. Young helps us discover why. Originally published in 1992. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Quackery by Lydia Kang

Title Quackery
Author Lydia Kang
Publisher Workman Publishing
Release 2017-10-17
Category Medical
Total Pages 256
ISBN 1523501855
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

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. And when strychnine—yes, that strychnine, the one used in rat poison—was dosed like Viagra. Looking back with fascination, horror, and not a little dash of dark, knowing humor, Quackery recounts the lively, at times unbelievable, history of medical misfires and malpractices. Ranging from the merely weird to the outright dangerous, here are dozens of outlandish, morbidly hilarious “treatments”—conceived by doctors and scientists, by spiritualists and snake oil salesmen (yes, they literally tried to sell snake oil)—that were predicated on a range of cluelessness, trial and error, and straight-up scams. With vintage illustrations, photographs, and advertisements throughout, Quackery seamlessly combines macabre humor with science and storytelling to reveal an important and disturbing side of the ever-evolving field of medicine.

Health Frauds and Quackery by United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging. Subcommittee on Frauds and Misrepresentations Affecting the Elderly

Title Health Frauds and Quackery
Author United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging. Subcommittee on Frauds and Misrepresentations Affecting the Elderly
Publisher
Release 1964
Category Fraud
Total Pages 525
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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