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Medical Museum Science Cafe - Quack Medicine: A History of Combating Health Fraud in 20th Century America

Join NMHM’s archives assistant & author Eric Boyle, Ph.D., as he exposes the history of allegedly fraudulent therapies & panaceas for diseases. Alternative medicine & new treatments can save lives & ease suffering, but their existence also leaves the public susceptible to potentially injurious practices. While “quackbusters” crusade to control & shape the medical marketplace, legislators are caught in a persistent battle between preserving individual freedoms & protecting the public from fraud.

Event begins at 6:00PM

Presented by: National Museum of Health and Medicine

Event Venue

Silver Spring Civic Building

1 Veterans Place
Fenton Room
Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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