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medicine show

n.
A traveling show, popular especially in the 1800s, that offered varied entertainment, between the acts of which medicines and nostrums were peddled.
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An itinerant spectacle common in the American West from the late 1800s to the early 1900s as a vehicle to huckster various (ineffective) patent medicines
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