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The Mystery Of The Exploding Teeth: And Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine

Thomas Morris.
Item #: D11390
Format: Hardcover
Pages/Publication Date: 368 / 2018
Publisher: Dutton
ISBN: 9781524743680
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A puzzling series of dental explosions beginning in the 19th century is just one of many strange tales that have long lain undiscovered in the pages of old medical journals. Here medical historian Thomas Morris presents a remarkable, cringe-inducing collection of true stories, under such headings as Mysterious Illnesses (the woman who peed through her nose), Horrifying Operations (1781: A French soldier in India operates on his own bladder stone), Tall Tales (like the "amphibious infant" of Chicago, a baby that could apparently swim underwater for half an hour), and Unfortunate Predicaments (the boy who honked like a goose after inhaling a bird's larynx).

 

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