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The Hypochondriac's Handbook By John M. Naish

The Hypochondriac's Handbook
by John M. Naish

THE HYPOCHONDRIAC'S HANDBOOK is a treasure trove of wild, daft, strange, scary -- and hitherto obscure -- medical research. This is a snappy and amusing guide to over 250 fascinating conditions from the dark corners of medical journalism, compiled by THE TIMES' Health Features Writer.
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The Hypochondriac's Handbook Summary


The Hypochondriac's Handbook: An Illness for Every Occasion, a Disease for Every Symptom by John M. Naish

THE HYPOCHONDRIAC'S HANDBOOK is a treasure trove of wild, daft, strange, scary -- and hitherto obscure -- medical research. This is a snappy and amusing guide to over 250 fascinating conditions from the dark corners of medical journalism, compiled by THE TIMES' Health Features Writer. Being tall can mean an early death. But then being short can also kill. As can stormy Mondays and the crease in your ear. Steering clear of sunburn could cause a lethal disease, whereas a full moon boosts your risk of being beaten or bitten. Then there are the perils of sexual sleepwalking, golfer's liver, fracture of the penis and Chinese restaurant syndrome. And, yes, hypochondria can apparently prove lethal -- people who worry about their health turn out to have four times the normal fatality rate. The Hypochondriac's Handbook comes from the drawers-full of intriguingly odd reports which Times journalist John Naish has gathered from the dark corners of respected research journals and hospital libraries over the last decade. It should appeal to all of the neurotic inhabitants of 21st-century world, who just don't have enough to worry about.

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The Hypochondriac's Handbook Reviews


'Amazing.' -- The Sun 'Hilarious.' -- Richard & Judy 'The Hypochondriac's Handbook by John Naish comes as a pungent antidote to stockingfiller fatigue syndrome. Naish has collected entertaining reports on hundreds of bizarre conditions over the years, including "telephone stroke" and "hairdresser's nipple". With a disease for every occasion, and an illness for every symptom, this is just the thing for the overtaxed neurotic in your life.' - The Times 'Read it and laugh.' -- Sunday Telegraph

About John M. Naish


John Naish has been a respected health journalist for much of the past 15 years, having spent the last nine at The Times where he is Health Features Writer. He lives in Brighton.

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GOR001611980
The Hypochondriac's Handbook: An Illness for Every Occasion, a Disease for Every Symptom by John M. Naish
John M. Naish
Used - Very Good
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
2004-11-01
128
0007195680
9780007195688
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