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The Two-Headed Boy, and Other Medical Marvels
The TwoHeaded Boy and Other Medical Marvels
Author: Jan Bondeson
A successor to his popular book A Cabinet of Medical Curiosities, this new collection of essays by Jan Bondeson illustrates various anomalies of human development, the lives of the remarkable individuals concerned, and social reactions to their extraordinary bodies. Bondeson examines historical cases of dwarfism, extreme corpulence, giantism, c...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780801437670
ISBN-10: 0801437679
Publication Date: 6/1/2000
Pages: 295
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Publisher: Cornell University Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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This was certainly a fascinating book! Each chapter focused on a different medical abnormality. Some chapters were quite disgusting - particularly the explanation of the 365 children born at once to one woman. While the book was meticulously researched, it lost some of its credibility with the author's own opinions sprinkled throughout. Had he been less opinionated, I would have liked the book more - his own views just really contrasted with the rest of the book.


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