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Philip Montgomery of the McGovern Historical Center will be giving a seminar at The Health Museum on Tuesday, September 19 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. The presentation is titled “Quack medicine: selling hope for profit and glory.”

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Mr. Montgomery will explore the history of quack medicine and how the intersection of science, culture and health fears presents unscrupulous healers opportunities for profit and glory. He will define quackery and review examples from the 18th century to early 20th. Mr. Montgomery will define quackery and review its history in relation to the rise of the scientific method and advances in medicine. His talk will include a rogues gallery of quacks, as well as tonics, pseudo-scientific gizmos, and shocking devices in the archive.