Quackery, Snake Oil and Patent Medicines

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  • Quackery, Snake Oil and Patent Medicines
    • Warwick Courthouse 1884

      September 20, 2023, 12 p.m.

      14421 Old Courthouse Way
      Newport News, VA 23603


A fun-filled and yet unbelievable history of cures and treatments over the years, showcasing some historic medical misfires and malpractices as well as some “treatments” predicated on a range of clueless-ness, trial-and-error and straight-up scams.  Speaker Jennifer England will offer a traveling medicine show highlighting items from the Isle of Wight County Museum's collection. Click here for details.