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dc.contributor.authorPiper, Alana
dc.contributor.editorA. Piper
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-29T01:19:28Z
dc.date.available2018-08-29T01:19:28Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.isbn9781925236729
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/142070
dc.description.abstractIn early November 1957, the Brisbane Criminal Investigation Bureau announced that it was preparing to launch a 'blitz' attack on 'phony experts' in the city, including herbalists, naturopaths, dieticians, trichologists, psychologists, fortune-tellers and others who claimed the ability 'to soothe sick or lonely individuals'. Police Inspector Bischof was vocal in his condemnation of such individuals as quacks, unhesitatingly deriding them as 'heartless and ruthless' charlatans.1 As medical historian Roy Porter points out, however, quackery has long been a problematic term. 2 Historically, it has been applied indiscriminately to anything at odds with orthodox medicine, something that is itself subject to shifting definitions and limits. 3 The quack could range from the doctor who advocated experimental treatments through to the practitioner of alternative therapies. Or, as Bischof suggested, the quack could be nothing more than a simple confidence-­trickster.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherBrisbane History Group Inc
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.brisbanehistorygroup.org.au/books/brisbane-diseased-contagious-cures-and-controversy/
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleBrisbane Diseased: Contagions, Cures and Controversy
dc.relation.ispartofchapter11
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom215
dc.relation.ispartofpageto238
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAustralian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode210303
dc.titleProsecuting medical quackery: Foreign practitioners, pseudo-medicine and cancer curers
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chapters
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorPiper, Alana J.


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