Potions or Poisons | 1998

Documentary, Historical
Documentary that examines the medicine shows and snake oil salesmen of the 19th century and how their legacy has resurfaced throughout the 20th century. The program also examines the popularity of today's herbal ...more
Director: Damian Weyand
Writers: Nancy Gimbrone
Stars: David Ackroyd

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Documentary that examines the medicine shows and snake oil salesmen of the 19th century and how their legacy has resurfaced throughout the 20th century. The program also examines the popularity of today's herbal remedies and asks if they are just the latest incarnation of exaggerated health cures.

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