A cabinet of medical curiosities

  title={A cabinet of medical curiosities},
  author={J. Bondeson},
  • J. Bondeson
  • Published 1997
  • Medicine
  • In this book of amazing oddities, Jan Bondeson explores unexpected, gruesome, and bizarre aspects of the history of medicine. He regales us with stories of spontaneous human combustion; vicious tribes of tailed men; the Two-Headed Boy of Bengal; Mary Toft, who allegedly gave birth to seventeen rabbits; and Julia Pastrana, exhibited around the world as the Ape Woman. Bondeson combines an historian's skill in showing us our timeless fascination with the grotesque with a physician's diagnostic… CONTINUE READING
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