Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything by Lydia Kang & Nate Pedersen

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What won’t we try in our quest for perfect health, beauty, and the fountain of youth? Packed with outlandish cures and outright scams, Quackery is a visually rich, humorously macabre, smart, and lively journal into the dark side of medical history. Revisit a time when doctors prescribed morphine for crying infants, when snorting skull moss was a cure for a bloody nose, and when dieters took to ingesting sanitized tapeworms. From monkey glands to blood jam, Quackery shows us that when it comes to health, humans will believe literally anything.

Publisher: Workman Publishing
Number of Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780761189817

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What won’t we try in our quest for perfect health, beauty, and the fountain of youth? Packed with outlandish cures and outright scams, Quackery is a visually rich, humorously macabre, smart, and lively journal into the dark side of medical history. Revisit a time when doctors prescribed morphine for crying infants, when snorting skull moss was a cure for a bloody nose, and when dieters took to ingesting sanitized tapeworms. From monkey glands to blood jam, Quackery shows us that when it comes to health, humans will believe literally anything.

Hardcover
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Number of Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780761189817

Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything by Lydia Kang & Nate Pedersen

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Weight 685 g