Through the ages, hilarious, horrifying and preposterous cures have been foisted upon the gullible in their quest for good health. This fun look at medical history is a compendium of some of the most bizarre treatments, which will fascinate and astonish you. Many of the cures are beyond belief - for example: Mercury, now known to be highly toxic, was once thought to draw poison from the body, and was even administered for routine ills like constipation and toothaches; and Strappado, a technique in which patients are strapped to ladders and dropped from significant heights, was used to correct spinal misalignments. It is now considered torture.
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Author Biography - Joel Fram
Joel Fram is the former proprietor of a children's bookshop in New York City, and the author of I Heard It Through the Playground. Sandra Salmans is a Philadelphia based freelance writer. She is the co-author of The Working Mother's Guilt Guide, and has written extensively for the New York Times and Newsweek.