In the 18th and 19th centuries what treatment would doctors often prescribe for stuttering?
A course of opiates so strong they could knock out the patient for days
Cloves held in the nose with cork bungs
Cutting off half of the tongue
In the seventeenth century Sir Kenelm Digby invented 'Powder Of Sympathy', but what was it used for?
A plague cure
A broken heart
What did Chinese labourers on America's Transcontinental Railroad use to help their aching joints?
In 1863, Italian chemist Angelo Mariani came up with a healing tonic containing red wine treated with...?
In the early 1900s, John Brinkley became a very rich man for performing what dangerous fertility surgery?
Spinal nerve extraction
Goat testicle implants
Elephant tusk insertions
In the 1940's, what was touted as a cure all for mental disorders?
What experiment was performed on the insane Arthur Coga in 1667?
A daily regimen of drowning
Given a highly toxic mix of cadmium and peyote cactus
Transfusion of sheep's blood
Electrocution of the brain
What was considered a cure for scurvy in the early 18th century?
Burial in the ground
Salt water baths
In the early 20th century, which ill-advised fad diet became popular?
The fasting diet
The bloodletting diet
The paleo diet
The tapeworm diet
What did Hippocrates recommend for the treatment of haemorrhoids in his seven-part treatise on piles?
Dousing in vinegar
A red hot poker
What was once trialled as a cure for syphilis?
Boiling fish oil
Electric shock therapy