The Girl Who Gave Birth to Rabbits: A True Medical Mystery

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Prometheus Books, Apr 1, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 232 pages
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Mary Toft was a young woman with a peculiar passion and an ordinary life that was forever changed when she gave birth to something nonhuman. This incredible story can justifiably be called history's most fascinating medical mystery, a dark, true-life Alice in Wonderland tale with a streak of horror. With numerous illustrations, this is an engrossing and thoroughly unique introduction to eighteenth-century science and its metaphor for today's scientific superstitions and politics.

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User Review  - Erin O'Riordan - Goodreads

I read this more than 10 years ago, but according to my journal, I thought it was weird, a little creepy, and overall pretty interesting. Read full review

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User Review  - Ellen - Goodreads

Boy, those victorians were sure silly. How could they believe such a dumb stunt? A fun read. Read full review

Contents

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9
Cast of Characters
29
St Andre and King George I
47
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Clifford A. Pickover is the lead writer for the brain-boggler column in "Discover" magazine and the author of numerous acclaimed science books. He has been featured on PBS, the Discovery Channel, and CNN. A research staff member at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center, Dr. Pickover is a prolific inventor who holds numerous patents. He lives in Yorktown Heights, New York.

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