Quacks and Cures
Friday 4 June 2010, 19.00-23.00
Watch this video on
This new improved remedy tackles all ills by alternative or
orthodox methods. Turn to our expert physicians
from three centuries for a diagnosis; if they fail to offer a
convincing cure, Doctor Gripenerve the Victorian
quack doctor will tend to your needs.
Keep your brain as well as your body in tip-top condition with
an expert panel who will examine medical evidence. For the strong
of stomach a live leech may be just the thing, or
try a more radical approach used by naval
surgeons. Who do you trust? Government or grandmother?
Sensible advice abounds in our public information films and
If exhaustion is your problem, the soothing waters of the
spas and wells of London will
wash away the stresses of the week but in case they don't work the
bar will remain open and our lively musicians will
Some sessions will be ticketed, these tickets will be available
on the night of the event only.
The video on this page is from the first Quacks and Cures event,
which took place in July 2009.
Read the transcript [PDF 112KB].
Prepare yourself for Quacks and Cures by watching some
informational and educational
films on the subject of good health and other
matters of concern.
Your very good health
To ensure your very good health, take some
sensible advice in a rolling programme of moving pictures. Let our
resident nurse take your pulse, then dare to see if The
Doctor is IN for some conflicting approaches.
Meet the leeches
Ever been curious to feel the suck of a leech? Our
lovely leeches and their handlers are here to
'enjoy'. Listen out for a tuneful turn by Medicine Jack and his
accompanist Dr Rhubarb.
Onions, pennies and eggs
Have you got a strange remedy you swear by? Contribute a bizarre
home remedy to our gallery display then partake in a healing
discussion about naval surgery and herbal healing at sea.
Efficacious, illuminating talks and discussions
These sessions will be ticketed, these tickets will be available
from 19.00. Explore London's healing spas and wells in Hope
Springs Eternal with Dr Richard Barnett. In
Examining the Evidence, our eminent panel
discusses current thinking and hot topics in the field of medical
Victorian Medicine Show
The astounding Dr Gripenerve and his band are
here! Be prepared to participate in a live Victorian Medicine Show.
Watch in amazement as all agues are cured and testify to the
efficacy of his treatments.