Anomalies and curiosities of medicine (Google eBook)

Front Cover
W. B. Saunders, 1900 - 968 pages
5 Reviews
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
2
4 stars
3
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0

Review: Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine (Echo Library)

User Review  - Rumplepuppy - Goodreads

A very long read, but full of fascinating anecdotes to reward the persistent. Read full review

Review: Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine (Echo Library)

User Review  - Alicia - Goodreads

One of my favorite books. The information is highly entertaining. Read full review

Contents

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 601 - MD An encyclopedic collection of rare and extraordinary cases and of the most striking instances of abnormality in all branches of Medicine and Surgery, derived from an exhaustive research of medical literature from its origin to the present day, abstracted, classified, annotated, and indexed. Handsome imperial octavo volume of 968 pages, with 295 engravings in the text, and 12 full-page plates.
Page 899 - People send to one another to know if any of their family has a mind to have the small-pox; they make parties for this purpose, and when they are met (commonly fifteen or sixteen together), the old woman comes with a nut-shell full of the matter of the best sort of small-pox, and asks what vein you please to have opened.
Page 505 - Now, then, I was again happy: I now took only one thousand drops of laudanum per day, and what was that? A latter spring had come to close up the season of youth : my brain performed its functions as healthily as ever before. I read Kant again, and again I understood him, or fancied that I did.
Page 899 - The small-pox, so fatal and so general amongst us, is here entirely harmless by the invention of ingrafting, which is the term they give it.
Page 747 - Then his master shall bring him unto the judges ; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door-post ; and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl ; and he shall serve him for ever.
Page 355 - Thus by reason of their universal translation and reproduction, the publishers have been enabled to secure for these atlases the best artistic and professional talent, to produce them in the most elegant style, and yet to offer them at a price heretofore unapproached in cheapness. The...
Page 601 - As a complete and authoritative Book of Reference it will be of value not only to members of the medical profession, but to all persons interested in general scientific, sociologic, and medico-legal topics; in fact, the...
Page 963 - ... upon receipt of the prices given. All the other books advertised are commonly for sale by booksellers in all parts of the United States; but any book will be sent by the publisher to any address, carriage prepaid, on receipt of the published price.
Page 963 - ... by booksellers in all parts of the United States ; but books will be sent to any address, carriage prepaid, on receipt of the published price. Money may be sent at the risk of the publisher in either of the following ways: A postal money order, an express money order, a bank check, and in a registered letter.
Page 256 - Jane, who was born with six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot.

Bibliographic information