Quackery tour points out tragic medical misconceptions of the 19th century

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    The grave marker of historian Henry Charles Lea at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia (<a href=Photo via ShutterStock)" title="sslaurelhillcemeteryx1200" width="640" height="360"/>

    The grave marker of historian Henry Charles Lea at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia (Photo via ShutterStock)

    Don’t drink that snake oil — it may have arsenic in it. As part of the Philadelphia Science Festival, Laurel Hill Cemetery will hold a 19th century medical quackery tour.

    The ‘Cure You or Kill You’ tour takes guests to the grave sites of those who fell victim to medical science’s previously held beliefs. NewsWorks Tonight Host Dave Heller spoke about the tour with Laurel Hill Marketing and Programs Associate Alexis Jeffcoat.

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