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Quackery and bad medicine

Saturday 2 and Thursday 7 April

Discover Edinburgh’s history of quackery and fake medicine in this fascinating event. In a behind-the-scenes tour of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh you will get the chance to see unusual equipment, early medical texts and illustrations revealing how charlatans plied their trade. Find out how people were persuaded to spend money on unicorn horn, live doves and Miracle Whirling Sprays.

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