Quack Medicine: A History of Combating Health Fraud in Twentieth-Century America

Kobo ebook | January 9, 2013

byEric W. Boyle

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This timely volume illustrates how and why the fight against quackery in modern America has largely failed, laying the blame on an unlikely confluence of scientific advances, regulatory reforms, changes in the medical profession, and the politics of consumption.

• Previously unpublished images from medical almanacs and drug advertisements sent directly to doctors

• Images of materials used by "quackbusters" in their public educational campaigns, including posters used by the AMA and anti-quackery pamphlets produced by governmental agencies

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This timely volume illustrates how and why the fight against quackery in modern America has largely failed, laying the blame on an unlikely confluence of scientific advances, regulatory reforms, changes in the medical profession, and the politics of consumption.• Previously unpublished images from medical almanacs and drug advertisemen...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:January 9, 2013Publisher:ABC-ClioLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0313385688

ISBN - 13:9780313385681

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