The size and scope of Morgan Weistling’s The Snake Oil Salesman
places us in the middle of the action, in amongst a crowd of our friends
and neighbors at Dr. Stanley’s Traveling Medicine Show. Back in the
1800s traveling salesmen crossed the land from town to town, promoting
what they claimed were remedies for all manner of ailments. To sell their
fake medicines, these charlatans would pose as professors of medicine or
doctors with dubious credentials. more...