1762 - The Harangues and Speeches of Quack Doctors

This comical book pokes fun at quack doctors - those medical amateurs who earned their living by seeling dubious remedies to the public. Published in 1762, the book contains a series of parodied speeches in which quack doctors offer all manner of magical cures; ointments that must be applied by fifteen year old maids; powders to cure uncontrollable farting; 'wonder-working pills to control melancholy; and sticking plasters to heal the hearts of jealous husbands.