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今天在阅读一篇MSN推送的文章(Health apps could be doing more harm than good, warn scientists (科学家警告:使用健康类app可能会弊大于利))的时候里面出现了这样一个句子:Fitness trackers and mental health apps could be doing more harm than good because they are not based on sound science, researchers have warned, comparing some health app developers to “snake oil salesmen of the 1860s”.(研究者曾经警告称,使用健身跟踪app和精神健康app可能会弊大于利,因为并不是基于可靠的科学研究基础上的,他们甚至将app开发者比作19世纪60年代的蛇油推销员)。那么问题来了,究竟什么是 “snake oil salesmen of the 1860s”呢,这背后又有什么样的故事呢?