Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Lawrence Jones

  • What’s old is new again: quackery in the age of the Internet

    Lawrence JonesHershey, Pennsylvania, United States The term “quack” is generally used to describe promoters of treatments and devices that have no acknowledged beneficial medical use. The advent of improved medical care and technology during the latter half of the 19th century through the first half of the 20th century was also considered as the peak…