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

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  • ISBN: 0761189815
  • Author: Lydia Kang
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment
  • Date: October 17, 2017
  • Pages: 352
  • Language: English

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Synopsis

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 …