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More of Mould's Medical Anecdotes

Mould, Richard F.

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ISBN 10: 0852741197 / ISBN 13: 9780852741191
Verlag: Adam Hilger of Bristol, Bristol, England, 1989
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Medical humor. A fine hardcover copy with gilt spine lettering. Light shelf wear. Tight binding. Clean, unmarked pages. Fine jacket. NOT ex-library. Indexed. 269pg. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Humor; ISBN: 0852741197. ISBN/EAN: 9780852741191. Inventory No: 017631. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 017631

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Titel: More of Mould's Medical Anecdotes

Verlag: Adam Hilger of Bristol, Bristol, England

Erscheinungsdatum: 1989

Einband: Hard Cover


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"This is another fascinating collection of Richard Mould's anecdotes, stories and extracts from the medical and lay press, with assorted black and white entertaining read". RAD Magazine "...a mine of fun, charm and poignancy and is an excellent follow up to Mould's first volume of anecdotes." J A B Gibson, Radiation Protection Dosimetry "...a book of fun." Royal Society of Medicine "This is a book to be dipped into, rather than read cover to cover, and there is something to interest everyone here." - Clinical Biochemist, 12/90 "I enjoyed this volume so much that I have just sent off an order for the first book. Don't pinch your colleague's, buy your own!" - Stuart G McNee (HPA Bulletin 1991)


Nurse and patient in the 14th Century. The Red Cross, 1870. Murder by digits. Qualities needed by a roman surgeon, AD 30. Taking the rise. Voltaire on physicians. The original siamese twins, Chang-Eng Bunker, 1811-1874, Gorky Park and Gerasimov. King Philip of Macedon and the Manchester mummies. Descartes and the mind. The Irish giant, the Sicilian dwarf and the American giant. The wax museum of Florence University. Martin Luther on medicine, mathematics and theology. A plea for the pigtail. The two-headed nightingale. Barnum's prize ladies. The biddenden maids. Trusses for ruptures, 1734. Spanish proverb. Fire damage. Hippocratic hoax. Anecdote of George James Guthrie, FRS, army surgeon to Wellington. Anecdote on Dr Cunningham. Why choose anaesthetics or dermatology? Pliny on doctors. God and the doctor. Surgeon's hazards, Babylon, 1000 BC. Excuses, excuses! Australian medicine man with magic healing crystal. Cigars to cure bronchitis. Physician's fees in St Louis, 1829. Anecdote of Dr Gilmore and Dr Graham. Toothache in the 3rd Century AD. Take a wine-moistened topaz. Napoleon on doctors. House of fun. Medical ants. Pour the medicine over the patient's head. "Sorry sir but what your wife wants is not on prescription" "in my spare time I shoe horses". Saint who's? Caesarean section by the patient herself. Childbirth in Sicily. Confucius on medicine. An opinion on quacks, 1714. Anecdote of Lord Denning. Pompeian surgery and surgical instruments. Somerset Maughan on training. The carbolic smoke ball. Lott's lung pills. Removal of stones from the head. Remarkable prevention of poaching. Gravestone inscription in America's rural south. A Yorkshire water doctor. An experiment with rats. A barber surgeon operating in his office. Eleven blue men. The Indian manner of blood-letting. Breathing a vein. Rejects. Old dog, new tricks. Cure for a Babylonian hangover. Physician's tombstone. Setting limbs. Consultation with a 13th-Century Arab physician. The earliest recorded clinical trial. John Shaw Billings on statistics. Malingering. Cow pearl jam. Gin mania in London. Nicholas Copernicus and the inception of bread-buttering. Medicinal uses of wine. Onion incantation to exorcise sickness. The oyster's consolation. Illustrations from a 12th Century medical treatise. Anecdote of an Australian professor of physiology. Anecdote of a Roman medical school, AD 80. Anecdote of Nansen. Prisoner surprises the police taking him to jail. Fission of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle into Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. Zip answer to stomach problem. $10,000 radium used to cure Sing Sing convict. The medico-legal significance of x-rays in the first year after their discovery in November 1985. Persian anatomy. Varicose veins in ancient Greece. Seeking health in Babylon. George Washington's medical supplies. Camel ambulance in Afghanistan. The pigtail of Li-Fang-Fu. Koko for the hair. The Duc de Richelieu on handwriting. It's not what you write, it's the way that you write it. Is graphology accurate? Ask Lord Nelson and the Duke of Wellington. Finger reckoning in the middle ages. Metoposcopy: observation of the forehead. Charm against teething. Charm against nightmares. Charms against rheumatism. Rabbit fights back. Suicide. Leonardo's last supper. Treatment of political prisoners under a liberal government. Anointing. The Royal wedding. A student's criminals. How diet changes your personality. Medical English. When the bull beats the Matador. The many pains of snoring. Packaging policy in a knicker factory. A Portuguese shirt. An old-time apothecary. The aetiology and treatment of childhood. An Italian quack. Derbes' law. Anecdote of Field-Marshall Lord Montgomery. Anecdote of Sir Peter Kerley. A scene of mesmeric therapy. Anecdote of Sir Clement Price Thomas. Samuel Butler's description of the human body. Lettsom's moral and physical thermometer. Impromptu speech. Anecdote of Virchow and Bismarck. Advertisement for a surgeon - dentist. Graduation day in America. The dinner-plate twins. Persian wisdom. Anatomy teaching in a medical school. The pestaule in Vienna. Body photography. You don't have to be a brain to be boss. Medical papyrus from Egypt. Nun of your beeswax. Most sought-after plant. Manioc is a root of good and evil for the Third World. Charlatan extracting teeth. His first operation: A short story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Woman has 100 condoms swallowed with heroin. Condoms go 18 holes. Eyes only. Facts of life. First orbiting space mausoleum okayed. Man became violent after eating crisps. Anatomical rhyming slang. The death of John Partridge in 1708. Anecdote of the Earl of Shrewsbury and a mouse. Florence Nightingale and the Crimean War hospitals, 1854-1856. A dropped catch. Mystery of Byron's corpse. Early retirement in the National Health Service. Capgras syndrome. French x-ray finds a screw loose. Self-inflicted frontal labotomy. Almost-failed EEC contraception. Premature burial. Yellow fever experiment in Cuba. Vaccination. A deaf Australian magistrate. Sir Anthony Oyster. The birth of anaesthesia. Florence Nightingale as medical statistician, 1859-1861. Plato on hiccoughing. The cannon effect. The first whole-body x-ray. Medicine in ancient Egypt. Meo Hill Tribe herb doctor in Northern Thailand. Anecdote of Aesclepiades of Prusa. Anatomical comparisons by Rabelais. Jail fever in Newgate. Diderot on doctors. John Hunter on operations. Witch from Brittany. Saint Pantaleon. On alcoholism. On religious belief. On filling in life insurance forms. On the death of an old man and a young woman. On how to start a speech in the Apothecaries Hall. On getting matters into perspective. A moralistic story about two peasants, a bird and a cow. International definitions of heaven and hell. A medical demon from Angkor Wat. Index.

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