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Medicine’s Strangest Cases

Extraordinary but true stories from over five centuries of medical history

Michael O’Donnell

Portico

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ISBN: 9781910232941

Price: £7.99

Publication date: 12 May 2016

Category: Popular Culture

Medicine’s Strangest Cases is a choice prescription of weird and wonderful tales from the history of medicine, featuring the German doctor who fought a duel with a sausage, the Harley Street physician-turned-novelist who invented a disease – and its remedy – to keep his clients happy, and the quiet and cautious Swiss scientist who inadvertently unleashed LSD on the world. The stories in this book are bizarre, fascinating, hilarious, and, most importantly, true. 

Revised, redesigned and updated for 2016, this book is the perfect gift for medical students, clinicians, hypochondriacs and history fans. Laugh out loud and wince with sympathy with this rundown of the most bizarre medical cases ever. 

Word count: 45,000

ABOUT THE Author

Michael O’Donnell practised medicine for twelve years before becoming a writer. He was editor of World Medicine, has published two novels, and written and presented over one hundred TV documentaries in Europe and the US. At Radio Four he was chairman of ‘My Word’, presenter of the award-winning series ‘Relative Values’ and a regular contributor to the programme ‘Stop The Week’.

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