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.
... 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?
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.
Examples of Content: Some mammoth medical myths; Tomatoes and lycopenes; How did Mozart die?; The capacity if the human bladder; What is Botox?; When was the first vibrator invented?; Possible hangover remedies; What are the top ten causes of mortality?; The Hepatitis Alphabet [A-G]; How long is the human intestine?; Who was the 'Elephant Man'?; Drugs and their natural origins; What is the oldest medical school in the world?; What are the General Medical Council's 'Duties of a Doctor'?; Where did the 'white coat' originate?; Famous epileptics, diabetics and suicides in history