Amazing Medical Stories

Amazing Medical Stories

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Amazing Medical Stories by George Burden, Dorothy Grant

The twenty true tales in Amazing Medical Stories give a rich and entertaining picture of the ways in which medical workers (both real and fake) have used the keys to the mysterious kingdom of life: health, disease, and physical anomaly, birth, death, and post-mortem diagnosis. The stories run the gamut from tragedy to hilarity, from satisfaction of curiosity to evocation of terrible pity. Amazing Medical Stories deals with quacks and charlatans, the giants Angus McAskill and Anna Swan, the first case of antisocial personality disorder, as well as wonderous inventions and achievements by physicians.

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ISBN-13: 9780864925503
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
Publication date: 11/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Dr. George Burden is a general practitioner in Elmsdale, Nova Scotia. His stories on medical history appear frequently in the Medical Post, and he is also a contributor to Reader's Digest, Stitches Magazine of Medical Humour, the Halifax Sunday Herald, and the St. John's Telegram.
Dorothy Grant worked as a registered nurse in Halifax and New York, and later turned to journalism. With consumer affairs as her beat, she became a Halifax radio and TV personality. In the 1990s, she did communications work for the Medical Society of Nova Scotia, and at the same time she published more than 60 articles in the Medical Post. Her byline is familiar to readers of Family Practice Magazine, the Canadian Medical Association Journal, and the Halifax Chronicle-Herald.

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"A fast-moving collection of medical stories to tell around a blazing fire. Take yourself to a comfortable chair, put up your feet, and prepare to meet a band of wonderful characters.' ę2; Dr. Jock Murray, Professor of Medical Humanities, Dalhousie Medical School

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