The Quack Doctor


    Mind, Body & Spirit



    The Quack Doctor

    Historical Remedies for All Your Ills

    Caroline Rance

    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.

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