The Quack Doctor

               Apothecaries, quacks and charlatans!


Thomas Eakins, The Gross Clinic, 1875.

Got a malady? Then the quack apothecaries of yesteryears will be sure to have the cure for you. But we warned, it might taste nasty or be downright dangerous!

An example of the oddness of quackery:

The Electric Corset of Cornelius Bennett Harness.

Read about his strange contraption here:

It has a podcast also.

A very entertaining website. Medical history is fascinating!


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