I really enjoyed this book and the only fault that I could find with it was that it did not include any current forms of quackery. Especially with the Internet, misinformation and improper treatments for disease are rampant. Patients still turn to ineffective treatments and promote them with religious zeal today.
Other than not including current quackery, I really enjoyed learning about all of the unnecessary treatments that desperate patients used to put themselves through. The information was fascinating and the images really enhanced the stories that went along with them. I recommend this book to anyone that is interested in interesting medical treatments and history. The book is written in such a way that most readers will be interested in having a look at this one.
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