6 minutes | Feb 12, 2009

Castle of Common Sense: Episode 15: Tech Quackery

During the 1920s and 1930s, the proliferation of quack medicine was running rampant. With the advent of electricity, the Snake Oil Salesman of the covered-wagon days were replaced with the Wizards of Oz. Clever pitchmen who wove amazing stories of healing powers around what were nothing more than plywood boxes, embellished with a few flashing lights, a switch or two and an AC power cord...
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