Lydia Kang will sign

Lydia Kang will sign Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything (Workman, $22.95). Looking back with fascination, horror, and not a little dash of dark, knowing humor, Quackery recounts the lively, at times unbelievable, history of medical misfires and malpractices. Ranging from the merely weird to the outright dangerous, here are dozens of outlandish, morbidly hilarious "treatments"--conceived by doctors and scientists, by spiritualists and snake oil salesmen (yes, they literally tried to sell snake oil) – that were predicated on a range of cluelessness, trial and error, and straight-up scams. With vintage illustrations, photographs, and advertisements throughout, Quackery seamlessly combines macabre humor with science and storytelling to reveal an important and disturbing side of the ever-evolving field of medicine. 

Event date: 
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
The Bookworm
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$22.95
ISBN: 9780761189817
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Workman Publishing - October 17th, 2017