The Snake Oil Salesman Cometh- March 2, 2013

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Join us for this fun and informative program and learn about the hidden dangers of bottled “medicine” sold by Snake Oil Salesmen and the claims of phrenologists as well as inventions of questionable merit being paraded before an unsuspecting public in the 18th and early 19th Century America. These salesmen lacked the knowledge of the medical profession and had a total disregard of the facts and consequences of the bottled elixirs they would sell. There were claims that these elixirs would cure anything and often contained alcohol, cocaine and heroin.  A Q-and-A session will follow with light refreshments served.

 

Event Details:

Saturday, March 2, 2013

10:00 a.m.

Admission: $5.00

For reservations please call (310) 548-2005.

 

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