Museum Events

Catch the Quack
Photo Credit: The U.S. National Library of Medicine

October 4, 2018
5:30 p.m.
Check-in at 5:15 p.m.
Seating is limited.


The Bryan Museum &
The Institute for
Medical Humanities

Quack Medicine:
Selling Hope for Profit and Glory

Reception to Follow

Discover the era of quack and patent medicine! Quack medicine often relied upon questionable treatments such as cocaine toothache drops, asthma cigarettes, and eyeball massagers.

Philip Montgomery

Philip Montgomery, head of the Texas Medical Center Library's John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, will discuss these bizarre treatments and is bringing some antiquated medical devices for us to see.

Made possible by Elizabeth and Chauncey Leake Memorial Fund

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