Authors: Lydia Kang, MD and Nate Pedersen
Published: Workman Publishing Company
For years people have been on the hunt for cures for various illnesses and diseases. In human's search for cures there arose the use of quackery medicines made from dangerous poisons/situations which unknowingly made illness worse or even caused the death of the person. This book which the authors have put together very well a bit of information about just a few things that us humans have tried or done in the name of health.
Here is just some of the things that you will find in this book:
Mercury for teething
Arsenic for Syphilis
Cocaine in Coca-Cola
Bloodletting for Fevers
Lobotomies for the mentally ill
Ways or causing the effects of Anesthesia
Leeches and even snake venom
Ah, what odd things people do to stay healthy.
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Thoughts: I found this book extremely interesting and I love the pictures that when along with the information. I enjoyed this book so much that I will be giving it to a family member in the future who is currently in school for the medical field. You don't have to be into medicine to enjoy this book, I feel like a person who enjoys or is interested in human history would enjoy this book.
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