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Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

eBook (PDF), 1114 Pages
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A book written in 1896 by physicians George M. Gould and Walter L. Pyle, cataloguing the true and the apocryphal (they don't make much of a distinction) from medical literature going as far back as ancient Rome. Some of this stuff is very definitely false, in an "I can't believe Victorians believed that!" sort of way; some is definitely true; and most of the stuff in between is hard to believe, but who knows? Science can be stranger than fiction. Is it really possible for a woman to vomit up fetuses. Or, to quote Gould and Pyle themselves... “We wish, also, to enter a mild protest against the modern egotism that would set aside with a sneer as myth and fancy the testimonies and reports of philosophers and physicians, only because they lived hundreds of years ago. We are keenly appreciative of the power exercised by the myth-making faculty in the past, but as applied to early physicians, we suggest that the suspicion may easily be too active.”
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Product Details

Publisher
Jan Kalousek
Published
May 11, 2007
Language
English
Pages
1114
File Format
PDF
File Size
1.95 MB

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# of Devices Unlimited
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Printable? Yes
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