Dr. Tavel provides an easy to read well researched work of medically sound advice and insights. This hard hitting, no punches pulled work consists of TIPS about health and wellness, MYTHS, and common misconceptions, and TRICKS using various stratagems designed to take your money for useless, or dangerous Snake Oil products or information.
Doctor Vanderburg is a snake oil salesman. He's also dying on the side of the road. As chance would have it, Cyrus runs into him and his wagon of wonders and is presented with a gift. Of course it's got a bit of a curse on it.