ISBN-10:
0910672407
ISBN-13:
9780910672405
Pub. Date:
09/01/2002
Publisher:
Winterhouse Editions
Quack, Quack, Quack: The Sellers of Nostrums in Prints, Posters, Ephemera, & Books / Edition 1

Quack, Quack, Quack: The Sellers of Nostrums in Prints, Posters, Ephemera, & Books / Edition 1

by William H. Helfand

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ISBN-13: 9780910672405
Publisher: Winterhouse Editions
Publication date: 09/01/2002
Edition description: 1
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 10.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

William H. Helfand is the author of five books, including Pharmacy: An Illustrated History and The Picture of Health.

Table of Contents

Preface7
Introduction
On Quackery11
The Quack13
Identifying Quacks16
Common Traits21
Regulars vs. Irregulars25
Drugs on the Market31
Advertising35
Growth & Decline40
The Persistence of Quackery48
Catalogue
The Itinerant Quack55
The Ways of the Quack71
Systems93
Morison's Pills113
Vin Mariani129
Anatomical Museums & Medicine Shows147
Selling Sex Cures165
Addiction & Electricity Cures185
Quacks in the Arts203
The Evils of Quackery221
Footnotes239
Bibliography242
Index245

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