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19th-century medical fraudsters who got caught out

Caroline Rance, author of The Quack Doctor and What the Apothecary Ordered, got in touch to show us some of the shocking medical tales she’s unearthed. We’d love to hear about your own discoveries – email press@britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk to tell us about them.   ************** Whatever you search for in The British Newspaper Archive, chances are the articles you find will be close to adverts promoting cures for every kind of disease. Some brands were sold in good faith and became

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World Book Day: How it could have looked in 1920

British schoolchildren will dress as their favourite book characters today to celebrate World Book Day. The Cheltenham Looker-On proves that this isn’t a new phenomenon – here we see two doctors dressed as Tweedledum and Tweedledee in 1920: Cheltenham Looker-On – Saturday 17 January 1920 Image © Local World Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. View the whole newspaper page    

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