Monday, June 6, 2011

Medical Quackery (1888)

People have always been susceptible to promises of medical miracles. Today’s post is an ad from the 13 April 1888 issue of The Manistee Times-Sentinel.  One Dr. Baker promises to treat successfully “every conceivable form” of a range of illnesses. He promises to prepare his amazing medicines individually for each patient.

It wouldn’t be hard to find similar promises on the Internet today.