11.10.17

Quackery!

Lydia Kang and Nate Pederson. Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything. Workman Publishing (1 Oct. 2017)
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A tour of medicine's most outlandish misfires, Quackery dives into 35 "treatments", exploring their various uses and why they thankfully fell out of favour - some more recently than you might think. Looking back in horror and a dash of dark humour, the book provides readers with an illuminating lesson in how medicine is very much an evolving process of trial and error, and how the doctor doesn't always know bests.