Medicine's Strangest Cases: Extraordinary but true stories from over five centuries of medical history

By Michael O'Donnell

A quirky collection of true stories from the stranger side of medicine, including the doctor who fought a duel with a sausage, the physician who invented a disease – and its remedy – to keep his clients happy, and the Swiss scientist who inadvertently unleashed LSD on the world.

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