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Offbeat Otolaryngology: What the Textbooks don't tell you
     

Offbeat Otolaryngology: What the Textbooks don't tell you

by John D. C. Bennett
 

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The information you didn't learn in medical school!A marvelous and amusing read...memorable anecdotes...I defy you not to laugh out loud. --ENT NewsWant to get a step up on the competition? This is the book for young doctors trying to bluff their way into erudite otolaryngological circles by giving the impression that their ENT education

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The information you didn't learn in medical school!A marvelous and amusing read...memorable anecdotes...I defy you not to laugh out loud. --ENT NewsWant to get a step up on the competition? This is the book for young doctors trying to bluff their way into erudite otolaryngological circles by giving the impression that their ENT education was not wasted. Knowledge of trivia about a particular subject always gives the impression that the holder of this useless information is also privy to other facts which are just too mundane to mention. While everyone in the field may know what Gradenigo's Syndrome is, you will impress your colleagues by knowing just who Gradenigo was! With Offbeat Otolaryngology, you'll also learn these valuable pearls of wisdom: Inspiring confidence in othersIt is not necessary to know Latin, but merely to give the strong impression that one has forgotten it.- The historical meaning of medical termsRhino, as any reader of Billy Butler will know, is an old term for money and many allege it is from this that the tem rhinoplasty derives.- Public health issuesDuring the late 1960's, the rate of coronary heart disease in Finland was very high and thought to be associated with the high milk intake which was found there, most Finns drink a pint or two of milk instead of beer with their evening meal. The Finnish government accordingly put a health warning on milk.- Other medical specialtiesResearch has shown that anesthetists were the chaps who at school had their mittens tied together through the arms of their duffel coat. Our psychiatric advisers tell us that this is a form of insecurity and, like most things in life (according to them) dates back to early childhood and the fear of rejection by or loss of their mother. As doctors, they fear losing the attention of their patient are not really happy unless he is anesthetized and will not run away.- And many more!Learn the fun facts and information you missed in medical school the magic and romance behind acoustic neuroma; madness and anesthesia; famous tracheotomies; the history of nasal polyps; and so much more. Finally, a medical book that makes you laugh! Offbeat Otolarngology is the book you will avidly read at every break, use in speeches, and amuse your friends and colleagues.John D C Bennett is an intensely shy and private individual who spends most of his time wondering why he has ended up where and what he is. He has taken to travelling the world researching obscure medical curiosities and unsung heroes. His mother is very worried.John Riddington Young is a ferret breeder, wood carver, arable farmer, and Punch&Judy man who grows prize winning sweet peas. His main hobbies are kite flying, cricket umpiring, otolaryngology and the Territorial Army. Like John Bennett, he is a Yorkshire chauvinist, but is presently doing missionary work in North Devon where he lives with a bull terrier, five children, and his wife, who has always been very worried.

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Delightful...With typical British wit and wry sense of humor, the authors provide an astounding collection of arcane and obscure medical facts pertaining to the practice of otolaryngology that could only have been collected by 2 eccentrics over a lifetime. Offbeat Otolaryngology is peppered with scholarly (and not so scholarly references, literary and cultural allusions, bawdy jokes, newspaper accounts, and personal anecdotes...It is a book best appreciated when read aloud (in your best British accent.--Otology & Neurotology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783131605412
Publisher:
Thieme
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
File size:
265 KB

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