The Quack Doctor
The Quack Doctor blog features the unusual patent remedies and strange medical devices advertised in historical newspapers, mainly from the 18th and 19th centuries. Begun on wordpress.com in January 2009, it moved to its current URL in Jan 2010. The site also includes a gallery of images from old newspapers, and a 'Curiosities' section with transcripts of some bizarre or gruesome episodes from the history of medicine.
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Wonder-workers and styptics
When your Magic Chicken is suffering from cholera, there’s no need to panic. This bottle for the Magic Chicken Cholera Cure is one of around 195 medicine bottles in the collection of Michael Till, a retired GP from Gloucestershire. Michael became interest...2 days ago
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