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Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything

Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything


作者  /  Lydia Kang/ Nate Pedersen

出版社 / WORKMAN PUBLISHING CO.

出版日期 / 2017/09/01

商品語言 / 英文

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定價 / NT$805

售價 / 9折, NT$ 725

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What won’t we try in our quest for perfect health, beauty, and the fountain of youth?

Well, just imagine a time when doctors prescribed morphine for crying infants. When liquefied gold was touted as immortality in a glass. And when strychnine—yes, that strychnine, the one used in rat poison—was dosed like Viagra.

Looking back with fascination, horror, and not a little dash of dark, knowing humor, Quackery recounts the lively, at times unbelievable, history of medical misfires and malpractices. Ranging from the merely weird to the outright dangerous, here are dozens of outlandish, morbidly hilarious “treatments”—conceived by doctors and scientists, by spiritualists and snake oil salesmen (yes, they literally tried to sell snake oil)—that were predicated on a range of cluelessness, trial and error, and straight-up scams. With vintage illustrations, photographs, and advertisements throughout, Quackery seamlessly combines macabre humor with science and storytelling to reveal an important and disturbing side of the ever-evolving field of medicine.

















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誠品26碼 /2681547492008
ISBN 13 /9780761189817
ISBN 10 /0761189815
EAN /9780761189817

頁數352
尺寸20.3X15.2CM
裝訂精裝
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語言英文
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