Quack Medicine Through The Years

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Written by Keren Mikva

The field of medical technology is constantly changing, and scientific discoveries have led to some incredible advances. But in the absence of a cure, entrepreneurs have tried throughout history to capitalize on the hopes of the sick and their loved ones, getting them to buy products that do nothing, or make the illness worse. Quack medicine has a long history. While drugs and pharmaceuticals are more regulated nowadays than ever before, it’s interesting to look back at what “doctors” could get away with. Here’s a look at quack medicine through the years.