The authors take listeners on a trip down memory lane to review dubious, often dangerous, medical cures of the past. Their skeptical eyes examine teething powders that contained mercury, radium toothpaste, and lobotomies, to name a few. Hillary Huber narrates from a modern perspective--cynicism and sarcasm are ever present in her voice. Her delivery is a good fit for the bleakly absurd, often macabre tone of the audiobook. The segments are brief, since there's a lot of medical quackery to cover. This audiobook is not for the fainthearted. Topics include sexual problems and medical cannibalism, and the general theme of killer cures isn't reassuring. Still, irreverent listeners will be spellbound. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2018]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2018
CD ISBN 9781977313102 $42.99 Ten CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781977363107 $29.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $24.99
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