The medical messiahs; a social history of health quackery in twentieth-century America.


Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 1967.

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Subjects Charlatanisme -- EĢtats-Unis.
Kwakzalverij.
Quackery -- History.
Quacks and quackery -- United States.
Quacks and quackery.
Sociale aspecten.
United States.
Description xiv, 460 pages 23 cm
Copyright Date 1967.
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "Cancer cure. Arthritis remedy. Super health food. Diabetes cure. Tuberculosis remedy"--Cover.
Contents Brane-Fude -- The lawless centuries -- A decade of enforcement -- Fraud in the mails -- B. and M. -- "Truth in advertising" -- The new muckrakers -- The New Deal and the new laws -- In pursuit of the diminishing promise -- Two gentlemen from Indiana -- The gadget boom -- The chemotherapeutic revolution -- Mail order "health" -- Proprietary advertising and the Wheeler-Lea Act -- Medicine show impresario -- "You are what you eat" -- "The most heartless" -- Anti-quackery, Incorporated -- Turmoil on the drug scene -- The perennial proneness.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)282233
(OCoLC)ocm00282233
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WorldCat Identities Young, James Harvey.
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