For centuries, people have sought new ways of overcoming illness and pain. Numerous practitioners - some more reputable and competent than others - have responded with treatments and advice. The Quack Doctor focuses on those around the fringes of the medical profession - the patent remedy vendors, entrepreneurs and even downright fraudsters who have always made the most of people's desire to be well.
Disclaimer: This is a website offering information about the history of medicine. We cannot provide medical advice. Please consult a doctor if you are concerned about your symptoms.