An Essential Medical Miscellany

1st Edition

Ayan Panja

CRC Press
Published June 29, 2005
Reference - 132 Pages - 2 Color & 13 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781853156311 - CAT# K18534

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Summary

The must-have book for anyone who is interested in medicine, this pocket-sized miscellany contains a wide selection of choice vignettes from the world of medicine.

Full of interesting and amusing medical titbits, An Essential Medical Miscellany has been designed as a balance of quirky entertainment and information, as well as being an occasional aide-memoire for readers involved in healthcare. This book is also ideal for your hypochondriac friends, your bookcase, the bedside table or the window ledge in the loo, and will satisfy any who enjoys all things medical.

Discover ...
... what is the capacity of the human bladder?
... when and why was the first vibrator invented?
... which drugs are banned in sport?
... who was the first test-tube baby?
... what is Botox?
... which famous stars have been saved by the Heimlich manoeuvre?
... how long do drugs last in urine?
... how can jet lag be avoided?

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