Historian’s view of quackery 40 years ago posted

Posted 23 November 2016

Quackwatch has posted previously unpublished observations about quackery written in 1974 by James Harvey Young, Ph.D. [Young JH A historian’s view of quackery in 1974 with comments by Stephen Barrett, M.D. Quackwatch, Nov 14, 2016]

The article describes how quackery thrived during the previous 100 years and the gradually increasing but insufficient efforts of our government to curb it. Dr. Young, whose books included  The Toadstool Millionaires and The Medical Messiahs, was considered the foremost authority on the history of quackery.

Source: Consumer Health Digest #16-43, November 20, 2016

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