Mind & Body

Victorian-Era Pseudoscience Shocked People Back To Health

Feeling under the weather? How does an energizing hydroelectric bath sound? Before you answer, you should know that the water in a hydroelectric bath is pulsing with electric currents. That was just one of many electricity-centered therapies doctors used in Victorian times. Find out why they did this in the video below.

Victorian Pseudosciences: Shocking People Back To Health

Electricity was the exciting new thing, and many thought it was the cure-all.

The Pseudoscience Of Phrenology

People used to measure skulls to determine all sorts of things about a person.

How To Spot Pseudoscience

Think fake science is just in the history books? Think again.

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Look for a history of similar claims to identify pseudoscience. 01:30

  2. Check the source of a fact or article to identify if it may be pseudoscience. 02:05

  3. Find the original article before believing a new study; secondary stories may have spins on them. 02:42

Written by Curiosity Staff December 7, 2016

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