Historical Remedies for All Your Ills
History Press 2013
Hardback 224pp Illustrated
9780752487731   Product Code: 19741
Delving into the colourful history of quackery, this book investigates the inventive ways in which quack remedies were promoted and shows how practitioners such as Dr Gardner, whose museum of bogus intestinal parasites frightened people into buying his worm medicine, or the cancer-curers whose methods could be as painful as the cancers, sometimes offered what the medical profession could not - hope.