American history textbooks are filled with anecdotes surrounding our country's past and accepted traditions. But which of these are true and which are simply white lies? AMERICA: FACTS VS. FICTION examines the past from a fresh perspective—revealing that it's very different and far more remarkable—than we ever thought.
America's medical history is infected with myths. George Washington's doctors may have inadvertently killed him; Abraham Lincoln used a toxic remedy that warped his mind; and heroin was once a best-selling cough suppressant.