Several years ago I found

Several years ago I found an old book in the bargain bin–it turned out to be a turn-of-the-century autobiography (signed!) of a woman who travelled with a medicine show; a huckster selling fake cures. It was a fascinating read (wish I could remember the title right now), and it left me with an interest in the whole field. Which brings us to the Quackatorium, a nicely done account of snake-oils past, concentrating mostly on amazing medical contraptions. Magnetic bracelets, anyone?

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