The nineteenth and early twentieth centuries saw a proliferation of advertised medicines and health devices – some harmless, some strange and some downright fraudulent.
From arsenic wafers to electric corsets, and from morphine-laced teething syrups to life-enhancing ‘Z-Rays’, Caroline Rance of http://www.thequackdoctor.com explores how patent medicine vendors attracted customers, and how medical campaigners of the day attempted to put a stop to their lucrative activities.
When & Where is the talk?
3 – 4pm, Sunday 4th November 2018, in the Balcony Bar, Corn Exchange, Market Square, Newbury.
The event is free and unticketed.