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April 2020

CancelledFrom Snake Oil to Magnets: A Historical Journey Through Quackery6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Byre TheatreWednesday 22 April 2020

Academic Schools and Departments: Modern Languages
This event has been created by: Farshad Sonboldel
From Snake Oil to Magnets: A Historical Journey Through Quackery

Event Details

Roll up! Roll up! Come to witness the astounding benefits of Dr Ted L. L. Bergman’s amazing cure-all! For aches, pains, indigestion, scrapes, burns, and poor eyesight, this cure-all literally does it all! Dr Ted L. L. Bergman, a lecturer in Spanish at St Andrews, and not an actual medical expert, will be presenting on historical quacks and dubious medicine across time. We invite the audience to join in a discussion afterwards about the appeal of snake-oil salesmen and pseudo-science that continues in our modern age. Note: This presentation is on history and culture. It is not a source for actual medical advice.


(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm