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A Cabinet of Medical Curiosities: A Compendium of the Odd, the Bizarre, and the Unexpected

A Cabinet of Medical Curiosities: A Compendium of the Odd, the Bizarre, and the Unexpected
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Description: Amazon.com Review The history of medicine is a tale of human attempts to understand, explain, and predict the workings of nature. Sometimes those attempts can take strange turns, as Jan Bondeson shows in this diverting collection of medical oddments. A Cabinet of Medical Curiosities takes in matters such as stomach-dwelling snakes, not-unjustified fears of being buried alive, gigantism, lice-borne diseases, spontaneous combustion, and assorted monstrosities. Bondeson, a London-based medical researcher, combs out-of-the-way archives to populate his essays with strange case studies, among them the story of the California Ind ... (more)
Manufacturer: W. W. Norton & Company
Release date: 17 April 1999
ISBN-10 : 0393318923 | ISBN-13: 9780393318920
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