Leander Tomarkin | 8 Famous Impostors that Bamboozled Everyone

Leander Tomarkin

Leander Tomarkin
Swiss impostor Tomarkin posed as a doctor and the inventor of a miracle cure for typhus, malaria, meningitis and tuberculosis. Through a great stroke of luck, Tomarkin’s fake medicine managed to cure the cousin of King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy of pneumonia and was subsequently invited to become his personal physician. The patient’s recovery was later attributed to better care and the early stages of the pneumonia. Tomarkin even managed to convince Albert Einstein to become the honorary president of a conference he had organized.

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