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Book excerpt: "Quackery," on how radium acquired a glowing reputation as a cure-all

Date Published: 04/22/2020 [Source]

Dr. Lydia Kang and Nate Pedersen's book, "Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything" (Workman Publishing), explores the history of charlatans and snake oil salesmen taking advantage of a gullible public and the bad medicine and science practiced over the centuries by credulous but well-meaning doctors who truly believed imbibing arsenic or strychnine could cure a wide range of maladies.