The Woman Who Swallowed a Toothbrush and Other Bizarre Medical Cases

The Woman Who Swallowed a Toothbrush and Other Bizarre Medical Cases

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by Rob Myers
     
 

No two medical cases are ever exactly alike, but occasionally patients seek help for some exceptional problems-like the woman who suffered from unwanted, spontaneous orgasms, or the man whose stomach exploded due to overeating, or the woman with mysterious chest pain who turned out to have a sewing needle embedded in her heart. An astounding collection of 51 of

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No two medical cases are ever exactly alike, but occasionally patients seek help for some exceptional problems-like the woman who suffered from unwanted, spontaneous orgasms, or the man whose stomach exploded due to overeating, or the woman with mysterious chest pain who turned out to have a sewing needle embedded in her heart. An astounding collection of 51 of the most bizarre medical cases that have been documented, The Woman Who Swallowed a Toothbrush describes a fascinating array of rare medical conditions, from Munchausen syndrome and the Lazarus Phenomenon to fractured penises, autoerotic death, and orange juice overdoses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567316650
Publisher:
MJF Books
Publication date:
04/02/2004
Pages:
301
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

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4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
peggy333 More than 1 year ago
am in the medical field so really enjoyed reading this book. It is a really easy reading interesting book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i bought this for my wife who is a nursing student. She found it to be fun and useful. I have read a few of the cases myself and they are very interesting and funy.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved this book & my teachers enjoyed it also! i would recommend it to anyone who wants to read strange medical cases all the stories were awesome :]
Guest More than 1 year ago
i found this book to be very amusing. Its crazy to think that such bizarre things can happen to people. I would recommend it to anyone interested in medical absurdities.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the stories. The concept of this book was very interesting. It seems that someone definately needs to review the rules for the usage of commas though, among other things. I spent so much time doing the editor's job that I had to re-read the story because I had forgotten what it was about. Oh, and by the way, on page 214 the conjunctivae are colorless membranes that cover and protect the eyes. The white of the eye is called the sclera. Even my twelve year old knows that.