The Woman Who Swallowed a Toothbrush: And Other Weird Medical Case Histories [NOOK Book]

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These brief, intriguing case histories drawn from medical journals involve unusual symptoms disguising real problems. For example, a woman who claims to have swallowed a toothbrush while brushing her teeth is exposed as a bulimic who was actually using the brush to induce vomiting. This and other gruesome, surprising, perplexing, and humorous cases are presented as medical riddles for readers to diagnose and solve.

Author Biography: Rob Myers, M.D., is a doctor specializing in ...

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The Woman Who Swallowed a Toothbrush: And Other Weird Medical Case Histories

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Overview

These brief, intriguing case histories drawn from medical journals involve unusual symptoms disguising real problems. For example, a woman who claims to have swallowed a toothbrush while brushing her teeth is exposed as a bulimic who was actually using the brush to induce vomiting. This and other gruesome, surprising, perplexing, and humorous cases are presented as medical riddles for readers to diagnose and solve.

Author Biography: Rob Myers, M.D., is a doctor specializing in cardiology at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. He is the author of Take It to Heart. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554902439
  • Publisher: ECW Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 220
  • Sales rank: 765,041
  • File size: 5 MB

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Rob Myers, MD, is a doctor specializing in cardiology at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. He is the author of Take It to Heart. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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  • Posted November 19, 2008

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    Jennifer Wardrip - Personal Read

    This was a fascinating book that I read in one day! <BR/><BR/>It covers 51 unusual (and sometimes gross!) medical conditions that have actually been documented. There is the woman who swallowed a toothbrush like the title suggests (she accidentally swallowed it while using it to force herself to vomit) to the man who had a swollen and distended abdomen, and the scars from trying to remove what was in it (after his death, the autopsy showed he had swallowed a number of metal objects). <BR/><BR/>I recommend reading this book alongside Dennis DiClaudio's The Hypochondriac's Pocket Guide to Horrible Diseases You Probably Already Have, which is just as fascinating -- and tongue-in-cheek hilarious!!

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  • Posted July 5, 2012

    interesting stories. read it in one day.

    interesting stories. read it in one day.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2008

    Great leisure reading

    Some hilarious and some shocking stories. Very fun to read and a great for when you're waiting. The stories are short so it's easy to stop and start reading, but you'll enjoy the book each time you pick it up. I definitely recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2003

    Bizarre Medical Stories

    Easy to read, crazy medical stories that are supposedly documented and true. Some of then seem to crazy to be true, but I liked the medical info interspersed among the stories. Loved it.

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