Weird Cures is a catalog of very strange, sometimes hilarious, often horrifying cures that were actually used by physicians, and then discredited. Some of these so-called cures are beyond belief! For instance: Mercury, now known to be highly toxic, was once thought to draw poison from the body. It was even administered for routine ills like constipation and toothaches! Strappado, a technique in which patients are strapped to ladders and dropped from significant heights, was used to correct spinal misalignments. It is now considered torture.
Weird Cures is a compendium of these bizarre and sometimes fatal treatments. This fun look at medical history will fascinate and astonish, and make you laugh and gasp at the same time.
|Publisher:||Running Press Book Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Joel Fram was the proprietor of Eeyore's Books for Children in New York City for nineteen years. He is the co-author of I Heard It through the Playground: 616 Best Tips from the Mommy and Daddy Network for Raising a Happy, Healthy Child from Birth to Age Five. He lives in Philadelphia. Sandra Salmans is a Philadelphia-based freelance writer. She is the co-author of The Working Mother's Guilt Guide: Whatever You're Doing You're Not Doing Enough. She has written for Newsweek and reported for The New York Times.