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Paperback Weird Cures: Medical Treatments Ever (The Most Hilarious, Disgusting, and Downright Dangerous) Book

ISBN: 0762427221

ISBN13: 9780762427222

Weird Cures: Medical Treatments Ever (The Most Hilarious, Disgusting, and Downright Dangerous)

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Weird Cures is a catalog of very strange, sometimes hilarious, often horrifying cures that were actually used by physicians, and then discredited. Some of these so-called cures are beyond belief For instance: Mercury, now known to be highly toxic, was once thought to draw poison from the body. It was even administered for routine ills like constipation and toothaches Strappado, a technique in which patients are strapped to ladders and dropped from...

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