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dc.contributor.authorRoss, Liz
dc.contributor.authorLyon, Phil
dc.contributor.authorCathcart, Craig
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-29T15:51:08Z
dc.date.available2018-06-29T15:51:08Z
dc.date.issued2014-01
dc.identifierER3528
dc.identifier.citationRoss, L., Lyon, P. & Cathcart, C. (2014) Pills, potions and devices: treatments for hearing loss advertised in mid-nineteenth century British newspapers. Social History of Medicine, 27 (3), pp. 530–556.
dc.identifier.issn0951-631X
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1093/shm/hkt128
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/3528
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the ameliorative options facing people with hearing loss in mid-nineteenth-century Britain. As reflected in professional journals of the day, medical understanding of diseases and dysfunctions of the ear was limited, yet there was vigorous assertion and counter-claim as to the cause and treatment of problems. At the time, medicine was largely unregulated and quack practitioners were also able to promote their nostrums and services to a credulous the general public with little chance of a genuine cure for their hearing loss. Using the nineteenth-century British Library Newspapers Archive for 1850, 379 advertisements offering cures for deafness were identified and examined to illustrate the variety of nostrums and devices offered to the public. Individuals with hearing loss were easy prey when even qualified medical practitioners had little understanding of cause or treatment, and when scant legal protection protected them from fraudulent treatment claims or offered redress for their failure.
dc.format.extent530-556
dc.publisherOxford Journals
dc.relation.ispartofSocial History of Medicine
dc.titlePills, potions and devices: treatments for hearing loss advertised in mid-nineteenth century British newspapers.
dc.typearticle
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dc.description.facultycasl
dc.description.volume27
dc.identifier.doihttp://doi: 10.1093/shm/hkt128
dc.description.ispublishedpub
dc.description.eprintid3528
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qmu.authorCathcart, Craig
qmu.authorRoss, Liz
qmu.authorLyon, Phil
qmu.centreCentre for Applied Social Sciences
dc.description.statuspub
dc.description.number3


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