The Hypochondriac's Handbook: Syndromes, Diseases, and Ailments that Probably Should Have Killed You By Now

The Hypochondriac's Handbook: Syndromes, Diseases, and Ailments that Probably Should Have Killed You By Now

by Ian Landau
     
 

Take it from Ovid, you're going to die. But that's not really news, is it? What you might find interesting is what exactly will kill you.

What are your symptoms?

headache

worm exiting your foot

nausea

a British accent

inability to feel your arm

vomiting

death

excessive body hair

Who needs a doctor? You probably have:

Dracunculiasis:

Overview

Take it from Ovid, you're going to die. But that's not really news, is it? What you might find interesting is what exactly will kill you.

What are your symptoms?

headache

worm exiting your foot

nausea

a British accent

inability to feel your arm

vomiting

death

excessive body hair

Who needs a doctor? You probably have:

Dracunculiasis: You swallow a sketchy glass of water, imbibing a worm larva that will grow two to three feet in your stomach.

Foreign Accent Syndrome: After a knock to the noggin', you come to and start spouting the Queen's English. 'Tis true!

Cotard's Delusion: Your organs are missing, your blood is missing, and frankly, you know you're dead, despite what the doctor says.

And if none of these fit the bill, read on. You're sure to find the syndrome, disease, or ailment that should have killed you by now.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602399709
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
06/12/2010
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
975,250
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Ian Landau is a freelance writer, most recently working as the editorial director for the Parade magazine Web site. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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