These widespread practices in the Wild West show how wild the times really were

By YEET MAGAZINE | Updated 1408 GMT (2208 HKT) September 29, 2021

Doctor or charlatan?

If you were sick back in the days of the Old West, like we would today, you would go to a doctor, only it's not that easy.

It is possible that you were seeing someone pretending to be a doctor, there was absolutely no guarantee that that person had any medical qualification. Yet there were properly trained practitioners in the American West, yet they were few in number. This means that you had a good chance of being treated by someone who could only be described as a charlatan.