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Medical Mysteries: From the Bizarre to the Deadly . . . The Cases That Have Baffled Doctors

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    Fascinating stuff.

    Fascinating stuff.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 28, 2010

    The Baffling, The Incredible, The True

    Medical Mysteries tells the stories of people whose conditions were covered on ABC News. They include, Dede Koswara, and Indonesian man, who is known as The Tree Man because he has growths all over his body, especially on his hands, which look like huge gnarled roots and bark. The book is written as if somebody you knew were recounting the medical news stories she covered with humor and compassion. In Dede's case, there was a cause found and some help from operations to remove the growths. Over time, his hands became so covered they were 15 inches in circumference, much larger than his head. He could no longer work, and his wife took their children and divorced him. Since he can't care for himself, his father now does that. Although this is the most extreme case doctors have seen, it is caused by a common virus, HVP, and might have been contained if he'd received early treatment for warts.

    Or the former model who smells so much of rotten fish, the stench can fill an auditorium (genetic), or young man with "Pizza Paralysis" which could be treated and others with "Surfer's Syndrome", a paralysis that can't be cured.

    I found two conditions which include problems a friend and a relative have which may help them find a cure.

    Despite the subject matter, this is not a depressing book. The people covered are dealing with their problems and reaching out to others once the syndrome they have was finally identified.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2011

    Quick read with fascinating information

    I loved this book due to its changing topics and fascinating information. Even though certain sections were a bit slow, they kept me very entertained and wanting to learn more. This book is right up your alley if you like Discovery Health Channel including Mystery Diagnosis.

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