Library Speaker Series: Quackery Through the Ages with Lydia Kang MD

Lobotomies. Bloodletting. Leeches. Arsenic. The usage of dubiously helpful and occasionally harmful treatments have been a mainstay of medical care since the beginning of recorded history. In many cases, these were done with the hope of a true cure, but often they were done in the guise of beneficence in order to financially benefit the so-called "snake-oil salesman." Dr. Lydia Kang will discuss the historical breadth of how medical treatments--both well-intentioned and not--have evolved over time, and why they are still so stubbornly alive today. 

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Thursday, April 29 at 12:15pm to 1:15pm

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