From the Hands of Quacks began in 2010 as an outlet for me to share interesting materials I encountered while researching for my PhD dissertation. It’s then expanded to discuss matters related to healthcare, deafness, and medical trauma. I’ve shared interesting, quirky, and curious medical history images on the Facebook page–which has nearly 6,000 followers–and have enjoyed the lively discussions that the images have sparked.
But alas, all things come to an end.
After eleven years, I am officially archiving this website and the Facebook page. It’s been a long time coming, since I haven’t written a post in months as I’ve been swamped by other projects. So it’s time to make it official. I mean this when I say I could not have survived my graduate school years nor written my first book without the continuous support of the FTHOQ audience. My first book, Hearing Happiness, first acknowledges you, Dear Reader.
Don’t worry though, I’m not disappearing completely! You can follow me on my main author site, where I share my writing, interviews, and announcements. There too, you’ll also find short essays on topics related to the history of medicine, technology, and disability.
Thank you for eleven wonderful years!
Image: Orphan girls entering the refectory of a hospital. Oil painting by Frederick Cayley Robinson, 1915. Wellcome Collections