Actual reasons for admission into the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum from the late 19th century

An amazing list of actual reasons for admission into the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum from the late 1800s.

Actual reasons for admission into the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum from the late 19th century

Here is an example of the kind of cancer cure quackery that the ASCC dealt with in the early years.  Norman Baker treated cancer sufferers in his own hospital at a cost of $1000 (in the 19-teens), treating “external” cancers with a cure of arsenic powders (which had been stolen from another quack, Harry M. Hossey) and internal cancers with glycerine..  He abetted his “cancer is conquered” claims with his magazine TNT (The Naked Truth) and his radio station, KTNT.

Here is an example of the kind of cancer cure quackery that the ASCC dealt with in the early years. Norman Baker treated cancer sufferers in his own hospital at a cost of $1000 (in the 19-teens), treating “external” cancers with a cure of arsenic powders (which had been stolen from another quack, Harry M. Hossey) and internal cancers with glycerine.. He abetted his “cancer is conquered” claims with his magazine TNT (The Naked Truth) and his radio station, KTNT.

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