Maladies and Medicine

  • Discussion
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Library Insights event at Wellcome Collection, Thomas SG Farnetti. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

What you’ll do

Come and join author Caroline Rance for a discussion about the dubious world of Victorian quack cures. Drawing on Wellcome Collection material, Caroline will be telling the stories behind the adverts that peddled powders, pills and potions that purported to cure every ill.

There will be a chance to ask questions.

About your speaker

Photograph of Caroline Rance

Caroline Rance

Caroline Rance is the author of ‘Kill Grief’ (2009), ‘The Quack Doctor: Historical Remedies for All Your Ills’ (2013), and ‘The History of Medicine in 100 Facts’ (2015). She is the creator of the website The Quack Doctor.