An Essential Medical Miscellany

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Taylor & Francis, Jun 29, 2005 - Medical - 132 pages
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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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Ayan Panja MBBS MRCGP DRCOG DFFP qualified as a doctor from the Imperial College School of Medicine, London in 1999. He lives in St Albans, Hertfordshire, and is a partner in a medical practice in North London.

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