Potions, pills and poisons : quackery in New Zealand, circa 1900-1915.
Gray, Jennifer Margaret
The basis for this essay has been founded on the regulations that were introduced into New Zealand in the early twentieth century to curtail the activities of quacks, with all their fallacious and therapeutic will-o-the-wisp cures. The continuing success of quackery, already rampant and entrenched in New Zealanders' lives, has called for an exploration into the prevailing attitudes that engendered the implicit faith and harsh declamations surrounding such a vital, if virulent, section of New Zealand society. [extract from Preface]
Advisor: Cullen, Michael
Degree Name: Bachelor of Arts with Honours
Degree Discipline: History
Publisher: University of Otago
Research Type: Dissertation
112 leaves ; 30 cm. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 108-112).