To cure all ills?
For centuries, unqualified practitioners have sold miracle cures, raising hopes that their nostrums and devices will end the misery of illness.
In this talk, relevant to the House’s connection to medical history, Caroline Rance of www.thequackdoctor.com looks at the ‘quacks’ of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, exploring how they persuaded people to trust them, what the medical profession thought of them, and why patients have consistently seen them as an attractive option.
Thursday 13 September, 6.30pm
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