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Author Anderson, Ann, 1951-
Title Snake oil, hustlers and hambones : the American medicine show / Ann Anderson ; foreword by Heinrich R. Falk.
Publication Info. Jefferson : McFarland & Co., 2000.
Open Library Cover
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 Stack 11 Oversize  615.8 A OVERSIZE    IN LIBRARY
Description ix, 190 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Origins and influences -- 2. Colonial and pioneer medicine set the stage for the patent-medicine industry -- 3. Patent medicines: good for what ails you -- 4. Museums, circuses, and the wild, wild west -- 5. Blackface and slapstick -- 6. That old-time religion -- 7. Street corners and big tents -- 8. Medicine: show life and tricks of the trade -- 9. Yahoo, Hadacol! -- 10. Curtain comes down.
Subject Quacks and quackery -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Medicine shows -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Healers -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Patent medicines -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Added Author Falk, Heinrich R., author of foreword.
Added Title American medicine show
ISBN 0786408006 (illus. case : alk. paper)
9780786408009 (illus. case : alk. paper)
0786422289 (softcover : alk. paper)
9780786422289 (softcover : alk. paper)