700 NW Bond St
Bend, OR 97701
About Quackery will be the topic of the History Pub at McMenamins on Nov 28th. Looking back with fascination, horror, and not a little dash of dark, knowing humor, this lecture recounts the lively, at times unbelievable, history of medical misfires and malpractices. Ranging from the merely weird to the outright dangerous, here are dozens of outlandish, morbidly hilarious “treatments”-conceived by doctors and scientists, by spiritualists and snake oil salesmen (yes, they literally tried to sell snake oil)-that were predicated on a range of cluelessness, trial and error, and straight-up scams.
Copies of Nate’s book, Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything will also be for sale at the event.