In the past, the medical profession has tried unusual ways of trying to cure - or at least relieve - the symptoms of patients.
Here - as the Wellcome Collection in central London celebrates the weirdest remedies - one of its librarians, William Schupbach, and event curator, Alex Julyan, look back at the products that "quacks" tried to sell to the public.
Images courtesy Wellcome Library. Music courtesy Troy Banarzi and KPM Music. Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 6 July 2009.
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