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


Looking back with fascination, horror, and not a little dash of dark, knowing humor, Quackery recounts the lively, at times unbelievable, history of medical misfires and malpractices. With vintage illustrations, photographs, and advertisements throughout, Quackery seamlessly combines macabre humor with science and storytelling to reveal an important and disturbing side of the ever-evolving field of medicine.

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By Lydia Kang & Nate Pedersen, Published by Workman Publishing, 2017, 341 Pages, Hardcover