Vanity Through the Years

Over at Takimag, the good doctor goes over some older examples of medical quackery after coming across an American Medical Association pamphlet from 1938.

It seems to me, however, that Georgia O. George had understood one of the most important principles of medicine as long practiced: to make the treatment so onerous and disgusting that, if it did not cure the patient’s condition, it at least discouraged him from complaining further about it.

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