Book Reviews of An Alarming History of Famous and Difficult Patients: Amusing Medical Anecdotes from Typhoid Mary to FDR

An Alarming History of Famous and Difficult Patients: Amusing Medical Anecdotes from Typhoid Mary to FDR
An Alarming History of Famous and Difficult Patients Amusing Medical Anecdotes from Typhoid Mary to FDR
Author: Richard Gordon
ISBN-13: 9780312150488
ISBN-10: 0312150482
Publication Date: 3/1997
Pages: 229
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3.5 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed An Alarming History of Famous and Difficult Patients: Amusing Medical Anecdotes from Typhoid Mary to FDR on + 344 more book reviews
A fun read, although most of the cases seemed more like "an alarming history of bad doctors" than stories of bad patients. Or at least a mixture of both.
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A compilation of amusing anecdotes about notable people, their medical travails and treatments throughout history. Easy to read.
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This is an amusing little read about some of the famous people from history and their medical problems. I have no idea how they got the information as some of it sounds so ludicrous I can't imagine anyone letting themselves be "treated" that way. I don't want to give anything away, so suffice it to say that the methods of treating the ill usually caused more harm than good, and after awhile, you wonder why it continued as long as it did. Interesting, but not amazing.