Medicine's Strangest Cases: Extraordinary But True Tales from Over Five Centuries of Medical History by Michael O'Donnell

Medicine's Strangest Cases: Extraordinary But True Tales from Over Five Centuries of Medical History by Michael O'Donnell

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Medicine's Strangest Cases is a choice prescription of medical oddities, featuring an Essex man who kept getting pregnant; the physician who gave syphilis its name by writing a poem about it; and the future Lady Hamilton's training as a courtesan through giving lectures on healthy living.

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Medicine's Strangest Cases is a choice prescription of medical oddities, featuring an Essex man who kept getting pregnant; the physician who gave syphilis its name by writing a poem about it; and the future Lady Hamilton's training as a courtesan through giving lectures on healthy living. We also meet nineteenth and twentieth century doctors whose response to people having fun was to warn of danger - they condemned bicycling because it could stimulate the 'sexual system' of 'women of a certain temperament'; and protected young men from the dread disease of masturbation by blistering their penises with iodine (ouch!). Laugh out loud and wince in sympathy with this rundown of the most bizarre medical cases in history.

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SKU GOR001660544
Title Medicine's Strangest Cases: Extraordinary But True Tales from Over Five Centuries of Medical History
Author By (author) Michael O'Donnell
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Pavilion Books
Year Published 2009
Number of Pages 316
ISBN 10 1906032904
ISBN 13 9781906032906
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Medicine's Strangest Cases is a choice prescription of medical oddities, featuring an Essex man who kept getting pregnant; the physician who gave syphilis its name by writing a poem about it; and the future Lady Hamilton's training as a courtesan through giving lectures on healthy living. We also meet nineteenth and twentieth century doctors whose response to people having fun was to warn of danger - they condemned bicycling because it could stimulate the 'sexual system' of 'women of a certain temperament'; and protected young men from the dread disease of masturbation by blistering their penises with iodine (ouch!). Laugh out loud and wince in sympathy with this rundown of the most bizarre medical cases in history.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001660544
Title Medicine's Strangest Cases: Extraordinary But True Tales from Over Five Centuries of Medical History
Author By (author) Michael O'Donnell
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Pavilion Books
Year Published 2009
Number of Pages 316
ISBN 10 1906032904
ISBN 13 9781906032906
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No