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Funzing Talks | A History of Dodgy Medicine

Funzing Talks | A History of Dodgy Medicine

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  • 181 Upper Street, London, N1 1RQ
Suitable for: Adults
Caroline Rance runs www.thequackdoctor.com, which investigates the stories behind patent medicines and health fraud in history. Her book The Quack Doctor: Historical Remedies fo... More Info »
This Funzing Experience:
Join us for an entertaining evening with Caroline Rance - author of The Quack Doctor - where we delve into the murky world of dodgy doctors, so called miracle cures, and fraudulent healthcare from history...

They say there's nothing new under the sun, and many of the tactics used to sell miracle cures in the past are remarkably similar to the promotion of today's unproven remedies.

Illustrated with a wealth of historical images, this talk introduces the patent medicine vendors and health fraudsters of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

From arsenic wafers to electric corsets and from morphine-laced teething syrups to life-enhancing Z-Rays, find out how the quacks of the past attracted customers, and how health campaigners in the UK and the US attempted to put a stop to their lucrative activities.

Venue: Dead Dolls House

Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.

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Join us for an entertaining evening with Caroline Rance - author of The Quack Doctor - where we delve into the murky world of dodgy doctors, so called miracle cures, and fraudulent healthcare from history... They say there's nothing new under the... Read More
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