Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Radiac

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

    Lawrence Jones Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States   Edgar Cayce (1877-1945) 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…