Blog Archives for May 2018

“Píso’s [Non-] Cure for Consumption”

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
May 23, 2018

Among the most notorious quack nostrums for consumption (tuberculosis), was “Píso’s Cure,” dating from the Civil War. It was no cure at all, and was cynically promoted by a trio of partners whom one writer terms, “a marketeer, a medic and a moneybags.”