Quack Medicine: Selling Hope for Profit and Glory

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Add to Calendar

Philip Lee Montgomery, Head of McGovern Historical Center, will explore the history of quack medicine and how the intersection of science, culture, and health fears presents unscrupulous healers opportunities for profit and glory. During this seminar presented by by UTHealth School of Public Health, Rice University and The Health Museum, Mr. Montgomery will define quackery and review its history in relation to the rise of the scientific method and advances in medicine using examples from the 18th and early 20th centuries.

Mr. Montgomery’s discussion will include a rogues gallery of quacks, tonics and pseudo-scientific gizmos that will help attendees understand the concept of quack medicine in a historical context. Attendees will examine artifacts and related health claims and understand how the intersection of science and culture fosters opportunities for individuals to exploit health-related fears for profit and personal glory.

Quack Medicine: Selling Hope for Profit and Glory will take place at The Health Museum, 1515 Hermann Dr. Houston, TX, 77004 on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017th from 5:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Attendees can earn Continuing Medical Education (CME), Continuing Nursing Education (CNE), and Continuing Education (CEU) credits. UT Students register here: https://is.gd/HCDH4M
For additional questions about upcoming UT Health Seminars call (713) 521-1515 or visit http://www.thehealthmuseum.org/hcdh2017.


The Health Museum

1515 Hermann Drive


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