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Fads and quackery in healing; an analysis of the foibles of the healing cults, with essays on various other peculiar notions in the health field,

Author: Morris Fishbein
Publisher: New York, Covici, Friede, 1932.
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Additional Physical Format: Also issued on microfilm.
[Bethesda, Md.] : National Library of Medicine, 1996.
1 microfilm reel : negative ; 35 mm.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Morris Fishbein
OCLC Number: 1435559
Notes: "This book has been developed largely from the material included in the books called 'The medical follies' and 'The new medical follies'."--Preface.
Description: 6 preliminary leaves, 384 pages
Contents: Preface --
The evolution of medical quackery --
Elisha Perkins and his wonderful tractors --
The rise and fall of momeopathy --
The end of eclecticism --
From the beginning of mind healing to Christian Science --
Offshots of faith healing --
Osteopathy --
Chiropractic --
Naturopathy and its professors --
The quackery of Albert Abrams --
"Physical culture," Bernarr MacFadden and gluttons for exercise --
The big muscle boys --
The antivivisectionist and animal experiementation --
Fads in health legislation --
The cult of beauty --
Rejuvenation --
The problem of birth control --
Some food fads --
What America drinks --
Light, heat and electrcity --
Medicine and the press --
Medical advertising and propaganda --
Psychoanalysis --
Choosing a physician --
Index.
Responsibility: by Morris Fishbein ...

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