A Vintage Film Compilation DVD Exploring 1940s
Pharamcy and Pharmaceutical Training and the Quack
Medicine and Snake Oil Peddlers Pushing Miracle Cures
and the Governments Efforts to Stop Them
As long as there is disease and sickness, there are people looking
for ways to profit from the frail human condition. Some are legitimate
and some are cons out to make a fast buck or worse - selling poisons
as cures and causign significant damage to families.
While these two films were made more than 50 years ago, the message
in them is still very true today.
The total run time for this collection is 29 minutes.
The first film is titles The Pharmacist from 1946 and is an exploration
of the steps one must go through to become a pharmacist and the
role they play in ensuring people get the proper formulations as
well as the research role they play in making new approved cures
The second film is Quacks and Nostrums from 1959. This film shows
how medical quacks use hard sales techniques and other methods to
find and sell their "cures" to unsuspecting consumers
and the steps the government shut down these unscrupulous charlatans.
Here are some sample clips from the DVD