Posts Tagged 'medical quack'

In 1726, An English Woman Claimed To Be Giving Birth To Rabbits

Mary-Toft-rabbitPublicDomainReview.org published the story of Mary Toft, who in 1726 claimed to be delivering rabbits. For a short time, she was able she was able to maintain the hoax, but eventually the truth was uncovered and she was charged with being a “Notorious and Vile Cheat” and sent to Bridewell prison.

Read the entire story HERE.

 

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Jesus Bracelet – Can Someone Explain This?

I recently received a flyer in snail mail that is advertising the Jesus Bracelet. It would seem that it is the most powerful pain killing bracelet ever. Sure it’s a “magic” copper bracelet, add “magic” magnets for double the effectiveness – BUT WAIT – there’s more! Add the “magic” power of Jesus for even more healing POWER!

My question is, if any of these three “magic” healing solutions actually worked, why are the other two needed. If copper bracelets actually work – magnets and Jesus have nothing to do. If Jesus works, the magnets and copper have nothing to do. How gullible must a person be to buy this hokum?

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I’m gullible – I want one!

Amazing Invention? Inflatable Neck Traction Device

Amazing invention? It appears to me to be a law suit(s) waiting to be filed. At first glance, the Neck Air Traction System sounds reasonable. Neck is sore – place device around neck – inflate to stretch neck – no more pain! What could go wrong? It can be used at home and the office, by both men and women, and it’s only $15. This thing reminds me of the Padaung women of Myanmar, who stretch their necks with copper coils.

The Sunday paper is becoming a rich source for merchandise of dubious value. Last week it had an ad for magnetic underwear, and this week, Parade Magazine had a full page ad for the Neck Air Traction System. View the ad HERE


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