Blog Archives for March 2016

Historic “Gold Cure” for Addiction

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
March 18, 2016

In the latter nineteenth century, as temperance and prohibitionist sentiment flourished, quack cures for alcoholism began to be offered, beginning with the Keeley Double Gold Cure in 1890.

Holey Shroud Theory

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
March 14, 2016

Here’s a limerick I wrote about the Turin Shroud (at approximately the time I was writing my book, Inquest on the Shroud of Turin):

“Newsweek”: In Flagrante

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
March 11, 2016

The once-respectable Newsweek has been caught in flagrante. Between the covers, so to speak, we find an editor not only shamelessly touting a notorious Brazilian “healer” but also promoting one of his arch shills, a “psychic” who had a lengthy earlier career as a pornography queen.

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