A Cabinet of Medical Curiosities

A Cabinet of Medical Curiosities

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Baker & Taylor
A collection of essays discussing historical medical oddities like spontaneous combustion and tailed people, offering a likely cause for the condition, and mentioning some real human oddities

Book News
Bondeson brings a physician's diagnostic skills to 10 examples of extraordinary aspects of the history of medicine, offering modern medical explanations for spontaneous human combustion, frogs and snakes living in a person's stomach, tribes of tailed men, the Two-Headed Boy of Bengal, and Julia Pastrana, the Ape Woman. He discusses the life histories of these human anomalies, and traces past research and speculation on them to draw contemporary conclusions. Includes b&w photos and illustrations. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, 1997
ISBN: 9780801434310
Branch Call Number: 610 BON
Characteristics: ix, 250 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


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