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American Health Quackery:
Collected Essays of James Harvey Young
James Harvey Young

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. ITelling Why
Prologue: A Quota of Quotations on Quackery3
Ch. 1Getting into Quackery6
Pt. IISeeking Patterns
Ch. 2Quackery and the American Mind23
Ch. 3"The Foolmaster Who Fooled Them"32
Ch. 4Folk into Fake50
Pt. IIIGiving Counsel
Ch. 5Health Quackery: A Historian's Advice81
Ch. 6The Regulation of Health Quackery89
Pt. IVConsidering Themes
Ch. 7The Long Struggle against Quackery in Dentistry107
Ch. 8"Even to a Sucking Infant": Nostrums and Children125
Ch. 9The Marketing of Patent Medicines in Lincoln's Springfield158
Ch. 10Nutritional Eccentricities165
Pt. VNarrating Cases
Ch. 11"Euclid + Lincoln = Kent"187
Ch. 12When Folk Medicine Flourished in the Shadows of Grady Hospital199
Ch. 13Laetrile in Historical Perspective205
Ch. 14AIDS and Deceptive Therapies256
Index287

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