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

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

by Lydia Kang MD and Nate Pederson

Do you frequently suffer from persistent headaches? Well, maybe a dose of green beetle paste gooped onto you scalp until it blisters and oozes would do the trick! If that doesn't sound soothing at all but does make you wonder, "who in their right mind would do that?", than Quackery (and some ibuprofen) might be the prescription for you. Packed full of odd and horrifying "cures" throughout history, including mercury pills, cannibalism, electro-shock therapy, and radionics, this book will have you laughing and cringing at humanity's most outlandish solutions.