An exploration of the ridiculous history of medicine which covers everything from ancient Egyptian remedies to modern day treatments offered on the internet. Profiles of assorted quacks, shamans and "scientists" are included, along with noxious potions, diabolical machines and disgusting poultices.
This book takes the reader on an exploration of the ridiculous nature of medicine through the ages. It covers everything from ancient Egyptian remedies, to modern day obsessions with the health and curative treatments offered on the internet. If you have ever wondered how to cure your rheumatism (you may need a fat puppy and a big boiling pot) or what to do about TB (try finding a lactating woman, or failing that, a freshly made hole in the ground) then this is the book for you. Profiles of assorted quacks, shamans and 'scientists' - more Dr Jekyll or Frankenstein than Florence Nightingale - are included, along with their noxious potions, diabolical machines and disgusting poultices and concoctions.
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Dr Jonathan Swan, who earned his medical qualification by correspondence, practices in North London on anyone he can stop for long enough in the street. He also holds a second honorary qualification from the Muswell Hill School of Hypochondria.
Quack Magic by Jonathan Swan
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