QUACKERY : A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WORST WAYS TO CURE EVERYTHING

Lydia Kang; Nate Pedersen

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Journey back to a time when doctors tried to jolt your paralysed muscles awake with a strychnine-laced enema. When a physician wrote you a prescription for the mercury-based 'Thunderclapper' pill to relieve your constipation. When surgeons promised to improve your virility with goat-testicle implants. A tour of medicine's most outlandish misfires, Quackery dives into 67 'treatments,' exploring their various uses and why they thankfully fell out of favour - some more recently than you might think.

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