Video: Caroline Rance—Frauds and Fakers From Quackery’s Colourful History

Posted by QED at 10:23am on August 29th 2018

They say there’s nothing new under the sun, and many of the tactics used to sell miracle cures in the past are remarkably similar to the promotion of today’s unproven remedies.

In this talk from QED 2017, author Caroline Rance examines colourful history of quack medicine, how patent medicine vendors of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries attracted customers, and how anti-quackery campaigners attempted to put a stop to their lucrative activities.