Medical Miscellany

Manoj Ramachandran & Max Robson

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A fascinating collection of medically-related items to inform, tantalize, and infuriate you by turns. After much dipping in and out, or from referring to the topic-based index, you will know what 100% proof really means for an alcohoic drink and how you are likely to feel if you drink Ayahuasca. You will also know when two doctors in Casualty earnestly discuss your 'UBI' they have smelt your breath and are talking about your 'unexplained beer injury'.

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With the average medical textbook now over one thousand pages long and newspapers daily devoting many columns to health issues, no individual can know more than the bare essentials of the subject. What better then than to dip into a small book covering only the amazing, the bizarre, and the amusing? This fascinating collection of medically-related items will inform, tantalize, and infuriate you by turns. Do you know: How to tell if a murder victim was left- or right-handed? More than 100 euphemisms for unmentionable parts of the body? What doctors really mean when they say you have ‘Water skier’s rectum’? Which famous doctor shares your birthday? (though we couldn’t quite find someone for every day of the year…) Read this book to see if you have the right answer. This fascinating collection of medically related items will give you a perspective on medicine and health care not available from other books. After much dipping in and out, or from referring to the topic-based index, you will know what 100% proof really means for an alcohoic drink and how you are likely to feel if you drink Ayahuasca. You will also know when two doctors in Casualty earnestly discuss your ‘UBI’ they have smelt your breath and are talking about your ‘unexplained beer injury’.

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Manoj Ramachandran is currently an orthopaedic surgeon in London. His hobbies include obsessive bibliomania, random thought processes, and an unhealthy interest in the arts.

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