The Woman Who Swallowed a Toothbrush: And Other Weird Medical Case Histories

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ECW Press, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 200 pages
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Why did the woman swallow the toothbrush? Was it an accident? Why was the brush end not facing down? Join Dr. Myers in his quest for unusual case studies as he unravels medical mysteries. These brief, intriguing case histories drawn from medical journals involve unusual symptoms disguising real problems. For example, a woman who claims to have swallowed a toothbrush while brushing her teeth is exposed as a bulimic who was actually using the brush to induce vomiting. This and other gruesome, surprising, perplexing, and humorous cases are presented as medical riddles for readers to diagnose and solve.

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This book is a collection of short stories of bizarre events. From a woman who swallowed a toothbrush to a man who self amputated himself and back to a woman who had auto orgasms from a brain tumor. This book is a very interesting read.

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This is a great book for all future doctors. I would recommend this book to everyone who is into medical procedures gone wrong. I would also recommend this to people who like to be tricked. Read full review



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Myers received his medical degree at the University of Manitoba in 1988 and completed postgraduate studies at the University of Toronto and Boston University Medical Center.


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