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

by Lydia Kang, MD and Nate Pedersen.

Medical oddities and morbid curiosities.

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 journey 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 too to ingesting sanitized tapeworms. From monkey glands to blood jam, Quackery shows us that when it comes to health, humans will believe literally anything. 

331 pages. Hardcover.