Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything
Format: Kindle Edition
Publish date: 2017-10-17
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
As soon as I saw Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything by Lydia Kang I knew that I had to get it in my hands. If the name alone doesn't intrigue you then I don't know what will. This book is full to bursting with historical facts about crazy medical practices through the age...
Equal parts mortifiying, morbid and fascinating, Quackery is a guided tour through the horrifying world of medicine and health care in days gone by. I eat these kinds of books up like candy, who doesn't like lurid trivia of the not-so-good ol' days? I know I do! I really liked the layout, it's aki...
I feel like I gotta give this 5 stars on account of it being 100% what I expected, which is essentially a book length Cracked article in the shape of a book.It's gross, horrifying, and great.
After reading his book it is a wonder any of our ancestors lived making way for us to be here. There are strange but true accounts all through this book of the medicines of the "day" so to speak, and the repercussions of using them. There are a few historical names in the book and their stories. L...