*What exactly is urine therapy?
*Is it safe to fly with breast implants?
*How did a nine-and-a-half-inch spatula find its way into a surgery patient's body?
Have you every wondered what exactly is urine therapy?
Is it safe to fly with breast implants?
How did a nine-and-a-half-inch spatula find its way into a surgery patient's body?
Why do some boxers drink their own pee?
What is cyclic vomiting syndrome and how can one avoid it?
Why you should store your farts in a jar and other oddball or gross maladies, afflictions, remedies, and cures by David Haviland is not only one of the longest titles I have seen in awhile, it is also a great book to pick up and peruse at odd times. This is the type of book that you want to read while waiting in the carpool line, or waiting in the reception area of a doctor’s office, or in the bathroom.
The title presents the book like a carnival sideshow, but the book is actually a series of interesting short history lessons about medicine and disease that are put together in a digestible question answer format. I loved reading those factoids that will be of use someday in a trivial pursuit game. Small stories about why we keep vials of small pox, what is the difference between a moron and an imbecile, and was Julius Caesar delivered by cesarean section are presented in conversational easy to read tidbits. This is the type of book that you want to read to a friend as he drives you on a two-hour road trip, full of knowledge and answering questions you always wondered about but never thought to look up. Questions such as: does urine take the pain out of a jellyfish sting? For these and other answers turn to Haviland’s book, which will entertain you and educate you and your friends.