Bogus science and health claims are rampant—and these self-styled vigilantes are after the perps.
By Elizabeth SvobodaPosted 05.05.2004 at 3:56 pm 0 Comments
At the turn of the 20th century, corrupt entrepreneurs roamed the country in covered wagons, peddling "cure-all" tonics that were little more than alcohol and crushed leaves. The public drank it up, literally and figuratively, and many of these traveling leeches enjoyed millionaire status back when that was still a meaningful designation. We may think we live in a more enlightened age, but two scientists who often forgo their day jobs to chase frauds say snake-oil salesmen posing as science or health experts are as prevalent as ever.