In the late 1800s, quack medicine was rising concern in the United States. Harmful ingredients and ineffective medicines were a danger to the health of the country. This exhibit identifies the milestones in the federal government's efforts to regulate the drug market.
One of visitors' favorite exhibits at the Melnick Medical Museum is about Quack medicine. It features odd devices and medicines that were sold directly to customers to use in their homes. The creators or "doctors" of these items exist on the fringes of traditional medicine and the law, and are often involved in conscious acts… Continue reading Nuts! The John Brinkley story