The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth and Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine

The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth and Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine

"Delightfully horrifying."--Popular Science One of Mental Floss's Best Books of 2018 One of Science Friday's Best Science Books of 2018 A mysterious epidemic of dental explosions? A teenage boy who got his wick stuck in a candlestick... A remarkable woman who, like a human fountain, spurted urine from virtually every orifice... These are just a few of the anecdotal gems t "Delightfully horrifying."--Popular Science One of Mental Floss's Best Books of 2018 One of Scie...

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Title:The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth and Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine
Author:Thomas Morris
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth and Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine Reviews

  • Casey
    Mar 05, 2019

    When was the last time one of your teeth exploded? Or how about the time you ate some fresh lettuce out of the garden and two days later garden slugs climbed out of your stomach and into your mouth? Or your grandmother got pregnant at age 75? Or your neighbor swallowed 27 knives and l...

    3.5 stars Wild and wacky! Just plain bizarre! Many cures for many illnesses that would turn your hair pure white if even suggested today. Written by a medical historian, this book delves back to the 19th century, assembled mostly through old medical journals and newspaper clippi...

    Medicine is an ever-evolving profession, and its history can be downright weird. Medical historian Thomas Morris has combed through countless vintage medical journals and historical documents showcasing the progress medicine has made in a relatively short time. His work goes beyond biz...

    There are many reasons that I am thankful that I was born when I was. My sex can vote. The FDA and the EPA exist. (For now.) Mostly, I am thankful for all the medical advances of the last century. I am thankful for antibiotics, antisepsis, and anesthetic. After reading Thomas Morris?...

    ?Horrible Histories for Adults? is the tagline: Morris pulls out obscure and hardly believable stories from medical history, as reported in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century books and periodicals, and presents them as a mixture of primary text and modern commentary. I got a poor i...

    "Trying to impress your friends while under the influence of industrial quantities of alcohol is more often than not a really terrible idea. And more importantly, the correct answer to the question 'Can you swallow more knives?' is never 'All the knives aboard the ship.'" I love rea...

    The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth: And Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine contains a distressing lack of exploding teeth stories. Don't get me wrong, the exploding teeth do make an appearance - and indeed, the first hand accounts of them are even more startling than you m...

    This book should be titled ?Men Do Stupid Things And Then Their Doctors Write About It; or, When Doctors Are Incredibly Stupid? ...

    Note: Audiobook review Historical | Medical field | Evolution | Stupidity | Astonishing True Rating: 4.5 rounded upwards because of how amazing the audiobook was Where to start. First of all it is a nonfiction about historical medical cases, but just listening to them you almo...

    I am not certain how this book manages to be both bizarrely interesting and, at the same time, mildly boring. The eleven pages of citations testify to thorough research into the medical literature of Europe and the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries. Antique medical terms are...

    I. Loved. This. Book. The subject matter couldn't be any more in my wheelhouse. The author writes with a great sense of humor and his translation/commentary of the historical documentation is almost always just as entertaining as the subject of the case. I gasped and groaned to my...

    This was a really fun read! If you to know the outlandish, the concerning, unlucky and sometimes foolish ways in which people managed to hurt themselves or get hurt, or the weird ailments they professed to have, this book has it all! Sometimes it brought about a mighty wince or two or ...

    This book is not for the faint of heart! Many of the stories have gruesome details that make it difficult to read this book without cringing and making a horrified face throughout. One of my complaints is the personality of the author, which is inserted throughout and, in my opinion, m...

    Firstly, this is an impressive collection of very entertaining case studies from the 19th century. They sometimes have more than a little clear fabrication, but it's fascinating to read and on more than one occasion left me either cringing or laughing. That said, the author's interje...

    Hugely entertaining. You?ll wince, cringe, groan, feel sorry for (most of) these poor souls and often find yourself appalled at the incompetence and recklessness of their physicians. Regular readers of Morris?s blog will be familiar with most of the cases and tales, but the book is...

    This is basically a collection of gross, out-dated and peculiar tidbits from medical history grouped into headings such as ?Dubious Remedies? and ?Remarkable Recoveries.? I thoroughly enjoyed this, although I recommend this only for those with a strong stomach. ...

    This book is not appropriate as bedtime reading... ...

    What People Will Do to the Human Body Inspires Mind-Boggling Medical History http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/201... Bizarre doesn?t begin to describe the history of medicine. I voluntarily reviewed an advance readers copy of this book. No remuneration was exchanged and all op...

    I was walking by the "New Books" shelf in the local library and was arrested by the title of this book. I'm morbidly fascinated with weird medical/death/historical stuff, so I put aside the other books I was reading, checked it out, and finished it quite rapidly. I have a sense that Th...

    If there is a strange medical tale, it is recorded in the Mystery of the Exploding Teeth. With section titles like Unfortunate Predicaments, Mysterious Illnesses, and Horrifying Operations, how could this book be anything but a rollicking ride through the pages of bad choices. In Un...

    Another recently finished book on quack medication and medical care during Victorian times. This book wasn't near as hilarious as "Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything."I unfortunately read everything I can about this particular topic as I teach physiology and...

    The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth grabs you with it's intriguing title, locks you in with its horrifying first paragraph and without skipping a beat, sucks you down into a black hole of unimaginable medical horror, keeping a fast clip of story after story of relentless suffering until...

    The history of medicine is a lot of things, but weird is the primary adjective and that is what makes it so much fun to read about. This book is exactly as promised, and that is a whole lot of weird. But here's the thing: as much I enjoyed the concept and the way it was organized and t...

    Very entertaining and, at times, unbelievable account of medicine through the years. The author has a marvelous way of finding humor in sometimes gut-wrenching and appalling treatments and conditions. Difficult to believe that doctors once thought it was wise to nearly bleed people to ...

    This is an exceptionally well written book about the oddities of the human condition and medicine as a discipline over the centuries. There are many stories that the author has tried to verify, or at least to verify the reporting person, broken up into several different categories. The...

    I thought this book was an enjoyable read. Thomas Morris tells the tales of medical history's weirdest and wildest cases. These stories are compiled in a similar fashion to a Guiness Book which makes them very interesting read. I'm a slow reader and ended up reading over half of the bo...

    The title of this book will draw almost anyone in. Exploding teeth? Cool. And this author does put together a very nice collection of medical mysteries from the early days of human history. He includes scans of newspaper and journal articles and provides interpretations for words and p...

    I have never seen such a compendium of ridiculous medical knowledge! It is incredible to see how far we have come and how far we have to go when it comes to caring for our patients and how to prepare for the unexpected. It is a dense read with heavy medical jargon, especially taking di...

    This book is a ton of fun for those who like medical stories of old...if only to realize how far medicine has actually come. I picked it up in the UK, and the author focuses primarily on very very bizarre cases from old medical journals, from the 1600s onward. These short stories are w...

    This was a thoroughly entertaining volume roughly divided up by theme. I wish there'd been a bit of an epilogue since the book ends quite abruptly, but as long as you know you'll be getting several short stories with a little transition, you should be fine. Everything is carefully sour...

  • Susie
    Jan 16, 2019

    When was the last time one of your teeth exploded? Or how about the time you ate some fresh lettuce out of the garden and two days later garden slugs climbed out of your stomach and into your mouth? Or your grandmother got pregnant at age 75? Or your neighbor swallowed 27 knives and l...

    3.5 stars Wild and wacky! Just plain bizarre! Many cures for many illnesses that would turn your hair pure white if even suggested today. Written by a medical historian, this book delves back to the 19th century, assembled mostly through old medical journals and newspaper clippi...

    Medicine is an ever-evolving profession, and its history can be downright weird. Medical historian Thomas Morris has combed through countless vintage medical journals and historical documents showcasing the progress medicine has made in a relatively short time. His work goes beyond biz...

    There are many reasons that I am thankful that I was born when I was. My sex can vote. The FDA and the EPA exist. (For now.) Mostly, I am thankful for all the medical advances of the last century. I am thankful for antibiotics, antisepsis, and anesthetic. After reading Thomas Morris?...

    ?Horrible Histories for Adults? is the tagline: Morris pulls out obscure and hardly believable stories from medical history, as reported in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century books and periodicals, and presents them as a mixture of primary text and modern commentary. I got a poor i...

    "Trying to impress your friends while under the influence of industrial quantities of alcohol is more often than not a really terrible idea. And more importantly, the correct answer to the question 'Can you swallow more knives?' is never 'All the knives aboard the ship.'" I love rea...

    The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth: And Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine contains a distressing lack of exploding teeth stories. Don't get me wrong, the exploding teeth do make an appearance - and indeed, the first hand accounts of them are even more startling than you m...

    This book should be titled ?Men Do Stupid Things And Then Their Doctors Write About It; or, When Doctors Are Incredibly Stupid? ...

    Note: Audiobook review Historical | Medical field | Evolution | Stupidity | Astonishing True Rating: 4.5 rounded upwards because of how amazing the audiobook was Where to start. First of all it is a nonfiction about historical medical cases, but just listening to them you almo...

    I am not certain how this book manages to be both bizarrely interesting and, at the same time, mildly boring. The eleven pages of citations testify to thorough research into the medical literature of Europe and the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries. Antique medical terms are...

    I. Loved. This. Book. The subject matter couldn't be any more in my wheelhouse. The author writes with a great sense of humor and his translation/commentary of the historical documentation is almost always just as entertaining as the subject of the case. I gasped and groaned to my...

    This was a really fun read! If you to know the outlandish, the concerning, unlucky and sometimes foolish ways in which people managed to hurt themselves or get hurt, or the weird ailments they professed to have, this book has it all! Sometimes it brought about a mighty wince or two or ...

    This book is not for the faint of heart! Many of the stories have gruesome details that make it difficult to read this book without cringing and making a horrified face throughout. One of my complaints is the personality of the author, which is inserted throughout and, in my opinion, m...

    Firstly, this is an impressive collection of very entertaining case studies from the 19th century. They sometimes have more than a little clear fabrication, but it's fascinating to read and on more than one occasion left me either cringing or laughing. That said, the author's interje...

    Hugely entertaining. You?ll wince, cringe, groan, feel sorry for (most of) these poor souls and often find yourself appalled at the incompetence and recklessness of their physicians. Regular readers of Morris?s blog will be familiar with most of the cases and tales, but the book is...

    This is basically a collection of gross, out-dated and peculiar tidbits from medical history grouped into headings such as ?Dubious Remedies? and ?Remarkable Recoveries.? I thoroughly enjoyed this, although I recommend this only for those with a strong stomach. ...

    This book is not appropriate as bedtime reading... ...

  • Christina Tang-Bernas
    Apr 15, 2019

    When was the last time one of your teeth exploded? Or how about the time you ate some fresh lettuce out of the garden and two days later garden slugs climbed out of your stomach and into your mouth? Or your grandmother got pregnant at age 75? Or your neighbor swallowed 27 knives and l...

    3.5 stars Wild and wacky! Just plain bizarre! Many cures for many illnesses that would turn your hair pure white if even suggested today. Written by a medical historian, this book delves back to the 19th century, assembled mostly through old medical journals and newspaper clippi...

    Medicine is an ever-evolving profession, and its history can be downright weird. Medical historian Thomas Morris has combed through countless vintage medical journals and historical documents showcasing the progress medicine has made in a relatively short time. His work goes beyond biz...

    There are many reasons that I am thankful that I was born when I was. My sex can vote. The FDA and the EPA exist. (For now.) Mostly, I am thankful for all the medical advances of the last century. I am thankful for antibiotics, antisepsis, and anesthetic. After reading Thomas Morris?...

    ?Horrible Histories for Adults? is the tagline: Morris pulls out obscure and hardly believable stories from medical history, as reported in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century books and periodicals, and presents them as a mixture of primary text and modern commentary. I got a poor i...

    "Trying to impress your friends while under the influence of industrial quantities of alcohol is more often than not a really terrible idea. And more importantly, the correct answer to the question 'Can you swallow more knives?' is never 'All the knives aboard the ship.'" I love rea...

    The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth: And Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine contains a distressing lack of exploding teeth stories. Don't get me wrong, the exploding teeth do make an appearance - and indeed, the first hand accounts of them are even more startling than you m...

    This book should be titled ?Men Do Stupid Things And Then Their Doctors Write About It; or, When Doctors Are Incredibly Stupid? ...

    Note: Audiobook review Historical | Medical field | Evolution | Stupidity | Astonishing True Rating: 4.5 rounded upwards because of how amazing the audiobook was Where to start. First of all it is a nonfiction about historical medical cases, but just listening to them you almo...

    I am not certain how this book manages to be both bizarrely interesting and, at the same time, mildly boring. The eleven pages of citations testify to thorough research into the medical literature of Europe and the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries. Antique medical terms are...

    I. Loved. This. Book. The subject matter couldn't be any more in my wheelhouse. The author writes with a great sense of humor and his translation/commentary of the historical documentation is almost always just as entertaining as the subject of the case. I gasped and groaned to my...

    This was a really fun read! If you to know the outlandish, the concerning, unlucky and sometimes foolish ways in which people managed to hurt themselves or get hurt, or the weird ailments they professed to have, this book has it all! Sometimes it brought about a mighty wince or two or ...

    This book is not for the faint of heart! Many of the stories have gruesome details that make it difficult to read this book without cringing and making a horrified face throughout. One of my complaints is the personality of the author, which is inserted throughout and, in my opinion, m...

    Firstly, this is an impressive collection of very entertaining case studies from the 19th century. They sometimes have more than a little clear fabrication, but it's fascinating to read and on more than one occasion left me either cringing or laughing. That said, the author's interje...

    Hugely entertaining. You?ll wince, cringe, groan, feel sorry for (most of) these poor souls and often find yourself appalled at the incompetence and recklessness of their physicians. Regular readers of Morris?s blog will be familiar with most of the cases and tales, but the book is...

    This is basically a collection of gross, out-dated and peculiar tidbits from medical history grouped into headings such as ?Dubious Remedies? and ?Remarkable Recoveries.? I thoroughly enjoyed this, although I recommend this only for those with a strong stomach. ...

    This book is not appropriate as bedtime reading... ...

    What People Will Do to the Human Body Inspires Mind-Boggling Medical History http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/201... Bizarre doesn?t begin to describe the history of medicine. I voluntarily reviewed an advance readers copy of this book. No remuneration was exchanged and all op...

    I was walking by the "New Books" shelf in the local library and was arrested by the title of this book. I'm morbidly fascinated with weird medical/death/historical stuff, so I put aside the other books I was reading, checked it out, and finished it quite rapidly. I have a sense that Th...

  • Whitney
    Dec 27, 2018

    When was the last time one of your teeth exploded? Or how about the time you ate some fresh lettuce out of the garden and two days later garden slugs climbed out of your stomach and into your mouth? Or your grandmother got pregnant at age 75? Or your neighbor swallowed 27 knives and l...

    3.5 stars Wild and wacky! Just plain bizarre! Many cures for many illnesses that would turn your hair pure white if even suggested today. Written by a medical historian, this book delves back to the 19th century, assembled mostly through old medical journals and newspaper clippi...

    Medicine is an ever-evolving profession, and its history can be downright weird. Medical historian Thomas Morris has combed through countless vintage medical journals and historical documents showcasing the progress medicine has made in a relatively short time. His work goes beyond biz...

    There are many reasons that I am thankful that I was born when I was. My sex can vote. The FDA and the EPA exist. (For now.) Mostly, I am thankful for all the medical advances of the last century. I am thankful for antibiotics, antisepsis, and anesthetic. After reading Thomas Morris?...

    ?Horrible Histories for Adults? is the tagline: Morris pulls out obscure and hardly believable stories from medical history, as reported in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century books and periodicals, and presents them as a mixture of primary text and modern commentary. I got a poor i...

    "Trying to impress your friends while under the influence of industrial quantities of alcohol is more often than not a really terrible idea. And more importantly, the correct answer to the question 'Can you swallow more knives?' is never 'All the knives aboard the ship.'" I love rea...

    The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth: And Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine contains a distressing lack of exploding teeth stories. Don't get me wrong, the exploding teeth do make an appearance - and indeed, the first hand accounts of them are even more startling than you m...

    This book should be titled ?Men Do Stupid Things And Then Their Doctors Write About It; or, When Doctors Are Incredibly Stupid? ...

    Note: Audiobook review Historical | Medical field | Evolution | Stupidity | Astonishing True Rating: 4.5 rounded upwards because of how amazing the audiobook was Where to start. First of all it is a nonfiction about historical medical cases, but just listening to them you almo...

    I am not certain how this book manages to be both bizarrely interesting and, at the same time, mildly boring. The eleven pages of citations testify to thorough research into the medical literature of Europe and the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries. Antique medical terms are...

    I. Loved. This. Book. The subject matter couldn't be any more in my wheelhouse. The author writes with a great sense of humor and his translation/commentary of the historical documentation is almost always just as entertaining as the subject of the case. I gasped and groaned to my...

  • Annie
    Nov 13, 2018

    When was the last time one of your teeth exploded? Or how about the time you ate some fresh lettuce out of the garden and two days later garden slugs climbed out of your stomach and into your mouth? Or your grandmother got pregnant at age 75? Or your neighbor swallowed 27 knives and l...

    3.5 stars Wild and wacky! Just plain bizarre! Many cures for many illnesses that would turn your hair pure white if even suggested today. Written by a medical historian, this book delves back to the 19th century, assembled mostly through old medical journals and newspaper clippi...

    Medicine is an ever-evolving profession, and its history can be downright weird. Medical historian Thomas Morris has combed through countless vintage medical journals and historical documents showcasing the progress medicine has made in a relatively short time. His work goes beyond biz...

    There are many reasons that I am thankful that I was born when I was. My sex can vote. The FDA and the EPA exist. (For now.) Mostly, I am thankful for all the medical advances of the last century. I am thankful for antibiotics, antisepsis, and anesthetic. After reading Thomas Morris?...

  • Paul
    Dec 29, 2018

    When was the last time one of your teeth exploded? Or how about the time you ate some fresh lettuce out of the garden and two days later garden slugs climbed out of your stomach and into your mouth? Or your grandmother got pregnant at age 75? Or your neighbor swallowed 27 knives and l...

    3.5 stars Wild and wacky! Just plain bizarre! Many cures for many illnesses that would turn your hair pure white if even suggested today. Written by a medical historian, this book delves back to the 19th century, assembled mostly through old medical journals and newspaper clippi...

    Medicine is an ever-evolving profession, and its history can be downright weird. Medical historian Thomas Morris has combed through countless vintage medical journals and historical documents showcasing the progress medicine has made in a relatively short time. His work goes beyond biz...

    There are many reasons that I am thankful that I was born when I was. My sex can vote. The FDA and the EPA exist. (For now.) Mostly, I am thankful for all the medical advances of the last century. I am thankful for antibiotics, antisepsis, and anesthetic. After reading Thomas Morris?...

    ?Horrible Histories for Adults? is the tagline: Morris pulls out obscure and hardly believable stories from medical history, as reported in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century books and periodicals, and presents them as a mixture of primary text and modern commentary. I got a poor i...

    "Trying to impress your friends while under the influence of industrial quantities of alcohol is more often than not a really terrible idea. And more importantly, the correct answer to the question 'Can you swallow more knives?' is never 'All the knives aboard the ship.'" I love rea...

    The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth: And Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine contains a distressing lack of exploding teeth stories. Don't get me wrong, the exploding teeth do make an appearance - and indeed, the first hand accounts of them are even more startling than you m...

    This book should be titled ?Men Do Stupid Things And Then Their Doctors Write About It; or, When Doctors Are Incredibly Stupid? ...

    Note: Audiobook review Historical | Medical field | Evolution | Stupidity | Astonishing True Rating: 4.5 rounded upwards because of how amazing the audiobook was Where to start. First of all it is a nonfiction about historical medical cases, but just listening to them you almo...

    I am not certain how this book manages to be both bizarrely interesting and, at the same time, mildly boring. The eleven pages of citations testify to thorough research into the medical literature of Europe and the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries. Antique medical terms are...

    I. Loved. This. Book. The subject matter couldn't be any more in my wheelhouse. The author writes with a great sense of humor and his translation/commentary of the historical documentation is almost always just as entertaining as the subject of the case. I gasped and groaned to my...

    This was a really fun read! If you to know the outlandish, the concerning, unlucky and sometimes foolish ways in which people managed to hurt themselves or get hurt, or the weird ailments they professed to have, this book has it all! Sometimes it brought about a mighty wince or two or ...

    This book is not for the faint of heart! Many of the stories have gruesome details that make it difficult to read this book without cringing and making a horrified face throughout. One of my complaints is the personality of the author, which is inserted throughout and, in my opinion, m...

    Firstly, this is an impressive collection of very entertaining case studies from the 19th century. They sometimes have more than a little clear fabrication, but it's fascinating to read and on more than one occasion left me either cringing or laughing. That said, the author's interje...

    Hugely entertaining. You?ll wince, cringe, groan, feel sorry for (most of) these poor souls and often find yourself appalled at the incompetence and recklessness of their physicians. Regular readers of Morris?s blog will be familiar with most of the cases and tales, but the book is...

    This is basically a collection of gross, out-dated and peculiar tidbits from medical history grouped into headings such as ?Dubious Remedies? and ?Remarkable Recoveries.? I thoroughly enjoyed this, although I recommend this only for those with a strong stomach. ...

    This book is not appropriate as bedtime reading... ...

    What People Will Do to the Human Body Inspires Mind-Boggling Medical History http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/201... Bizarre doesn?t begin to describe the history of medicine. I voluntarily reviewed an advance readers copy of this book. No remuneration was exchanged and all op...

    I was walking by the "New Books" shelf in the local library and was arrested by the title of this book. I'm morbidly fascinated with weird medical/death/historical stuff, so I put aside the other books I was reading, checked it out, and finished it quite rapidly. I have a sense that Th...

    If there is a strange medical tale, it is recorded in the Mystery of the Exploding Teeth. With section titles like Unfortunate Predicaments, Mysterious Illnesses, and Horrifying Operations, how could this book be anything but a rollicking ride through the pages of bad choices. In Un...

    Another recently finished book on quack medication and medical care during Victorian times. This book wasn't near as hilarious as "Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything."I unfortunately read everything I can about this particular topic as I teach physiology and...

    The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth grabs you with it's intriguing title, locks you in with its horrifying first paragraph and without skipping a beat, sucks you down into a black hole of unimaginable medical horror, keeping a fast clip of story after story of relentless suffering until...

    The history of medicine is a lot of things, but weird is the primary adjective and that is what makes it so much fun to read about. This book is exactly as promised, and that is a whole lot of weird. But here's the thing: as much I enjoyed the concept and the way it was organized and t...

    Very entertaining and, at times, unbelievable account of medicine through the years. The author has a marvelous way of finding humor in sometimes gut-wrenching and appalling treatments and conditions. Difficult to believe that doctors once thought it was wise to nearly bleed people to ...

    This is an exceptionally well written book about the oddities of the human condition and medicine as a discipline over the centuries. There are many stories that the author has tried to verify, or at least to verify the reporting person, broken up into several different categories. The...

    I thought this book was an enjoyable read. Thomas Morris tells the tales of medical history's weirdest and wildest cases. These stories are compiled in a similar fashion to a Guiness Book which makes them very interesting read. I'm a slow reader and ended up reading over half of the bo...

    The title of this book will draw almost anyone in. Exploding teeth? Cool. And this author does put together a very nice collection of medical mysteries from the early days of human history. He includes scans of newspaper and journal articles and provides interpretations for words and p...

    I have never seen such a compendium of ridiculous medical knowledge! It is incredible to see how far we have come and how far we have to go when it comes to caring for our patients and how to prepare for the unexpected. It is a dense read with heavy medical jargon, especially taking di...

    This book is a ton of fun for those who like medical stories of old...if only to realize how far medicine has actually come. I picked it up in the UK, and the author focuses primarily on very very bizarre cases from old medical journals, from the 1600s onward. These short stories are w...

  • Fox
    Mar 20, 2019

    When was the last time one of your teeth exploded? Or how about the time you ate some fresh lettuce out of the garden and two days later garden slugs climbed out of your stomach and into your mouth? Or your grandmother got pregnant at age 75? Or your neighbor swallowed 27 knives and l...

    3.5 stars Wild and wacky! Just plain bizarre! Many cures for many illnesses that would turn your hair pure white if even suggested today. Written by a medical historian, this book delves back to the 19th century, assembled mostly through old medical journals and newspaper clippi...

    Medicine is an ever-evolving profession, and its history can be downright weird. Medical historian Thomas Morris has combed through countless vintage medical journals and historical documents showcasing the progress medicine has made in a relatively short time. His work goes beyond biz...

    There are many reasons that I am thankful that I was born when I was. My sex can vote. The FDA and the EPA exist. (For now.) Mostly, I am thankful for all the medical advances of the last century. I am thankful for antibiotics, antisepsis, and anesthetic. After reading Thomas Morris?...

    ?Horrible Histories for Adults? is the tagline: Morris pulls out obscure and hardly believable stories from medical history, as reported in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century books and periodicals, and presents them as a mixture of primary text and modern commentary. I got a poor i...

    "Trying to impress your friends while under the influence of industrial quantities of alcohol is more often than not a really terrible idea. And more importantly, the correct answer to the question 'Can you swallow more knives?' is never 'All the knives aboard the ship.'" I love rea...

    The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth: And Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine contains a distressing lack of exploding teeth stories. Don't get me wrong, the exploding teeth do make an appearance - and indeed, the first hand accounts of them are even more startling than you m...

  • Jessi
    Feb 09, 2019

    When was the last time one of your teeth exploded? Or how about the time you ate some fresh lettuce out of the garden and two days later garden slugs climbed out of your stomach and into your mouth? Or your grandmother got pregnant at age 75? Or your neighbor swallowed 27 knives and l...

    3.5 stars Wild and wacky! Just plain bizarre! Many cures for many illnesses that would turn your hair pure white if even suggested today. Written by a medical historian, this book delves back to the 19th century, assembled mostly through old medical journals and newspaper clippi...

    Medicine is an ever-evolving profession, and its history can be downright weird. Medical historian Thomas Morris has combed through countless vintage medical journals and historical documents showcasing the progress medicine has made in a relatively short time. His work goes beyond biz...

    There are many reasons that I am thankful that I was born when I was. My sex can vote. The FDA and the EPA exist. (For now.) Mostly, I am thankful for all the medical advances of the last century. I am thankful for antibiotics, antisepsis, and anesthetic. After reading Thomas Morris?...

    ?Horrible Histories for Adults? is the tagline: Morris pulls out obscure and hardly believable stories from medical history, as reported in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century books and periodicals, and presents them as a mixture of primary text and modern commentary. I got a poor i...

    "Trying to impress your friends while under the influence of industrial quantities of alcohol is more often than not a really terrible idea. And more importantly, the correct answer to the question 'Can you swallow more knives?' is never 'All the knives aboard the ship.'" I love rea...

    The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth: And Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine contains a distressing lack of exploding teeth stories. Don't get me wrong, the exploding teeth do make an appearance - and indeed, the first hand accounts of them are even more startling than you m...

    This book should be titled ?Men Do Stupid Things And Then Their Doctors Write About It; or, When Doctors Are Incredibly Stupid? ...

    Note: Audiobook review Historical | Medical field | Evolution | Stupidity | Astonishing True Rating: 4.5 rounded upwards because of how amazing the audiobook was Where to start. First of all it is a nonfiction about historical medical cases, but just listening to them you almo...

    I am not certain how this book manages to be both bizarrely interesting and, at the same time, mildly boring. The eleven pages of citations testify to thorough research into the medical literature of Europe and the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries. Antique medical terms are...

    I. Loved. This. Book. The subject matter couldn't be any more in my wheelhouse. The author writes with a great sense of humor and his translation/commentary of the historical documentation is almost always just as entertaining as the subject of the case. I gasped and groaned to my...

    This was a really fun read! If you to know the outlandish, the concerning, unlucky and sometimes foolish ways in which people managed to hurt themselves or get hurt, or the weird ailments they professed to have, this book has it all! Sometimes it brought about a mighty wince or two or ...

    This book is not for the faint of heart! Many of the stories have gruesome details that make it difficult to read this book without cringing and making a horrified face throughout. One of my complaints is the personality of the author, which is inserted throughout and, in my opinion, m...

    Firstly, this is an impressive collection of very entertaining case studies from the 19th century. They sometimes have more than a little clear fabrication, but it's fascinating to read and on more than one occasion left me either cringing or laughing. That said, the author's interje...

    Hugely entertaining. You?ll wince, cringe, groan, feel sorry for (most of) these poor souls and often find yourself appalled at the incompetence and recklessness of their physicians. Regular readers of Morris?s blog will be familiar with most of the cases and tales, but the book is...

    This is basically a collection of gross, out-dated and peculiar tidbits from medical history grouped into headings such as ?Dubious Remedies? and ?Remarkable Recoveries.? I thoroughly enjoyed this, although I recommend this only for those with a strong stomach. ...

    This book is not appropriate as bedtime reading... ...

    What People Will Do to the Human Body Inspires Mind-Boggling Medical History http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/201... Bizarre doesn?t begin to describe the history of medicine. I voluntarily reviewed an advance readers copy of this book. No remuneration was exchanged and all op...

    I was walking by the "New Books" shelf in the local library and was arrested by the title of this book. I'm morbidly fascinated with weird medical/death/historical stuff, so I put aside the other books I was reading, checked it out, and finished it quite rapidly. I have a sense that Th...

    If there is a strange medical tale, it is recorded in the Mystery of the Exploding Teeth. With section titles like Unfortunate Predicaments, Mysterious Illnesses, and Horrifying Operations, how could this book be anything but a rollicking ride through the pages of bad choices. In Un...

    Another recently finished book on quack medication and medical care during Victorian times. This book wasn't near as hilarious as "Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything."I unfortunately read everything I can about this particular topic as I teach physiology and...

    The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth grabs you with it's intriguing title, locks you in with its horrifying first paragraph and without skipping a beat, sucks you down into a black hole of unimaginable medical horror, keeping a fast clip of story after story of relentless suffering until...

    The history of medicine is a lot of things, but weird is the primary adjective and that is what makes it so much fun to read about. This book is exactly as promised, and that is a whole lot of weird. But here's the thing: as much I enjoyed the concept and the way it was organized and t...

    Very entertaining and, at times, unbelievable account of medicine through the years. The author has a marvelous way of finding humor in sometimes gut-wrenching and appalling treatments and conditions. Difficult to believe that doctors once thought it was wise to nearly bleed people to ...

    This is an exceptionally well written book about the oddities of the human condition and medicine as a discipline over the centuries. There are many stories that the author has tried to verify, or at least to verify the reporting person, broken up into several different categories. The...

    I thought this book was an enjoyable read. Thomas Morris tells the tales of medical history's weirdest and wildest cases. These stories are compiled in a similar fashion to a Guiness Book which makes them very interesting read. I'm a slow reader and ended up reading over half of the bo...

    The title of this book will draw almost anyone in. Exploding teeth? Cool. And this author does put together a very nice collection of medical mysteries from the early days of human history. He includes scans of newspaper and journal articles and provides interpretations for words and p...

  • Marj
    Apr 19, 2019

    When was the last time one of your teeth exploded? Or how about the time you ate some fresh lettuce out of the garden and two days later garden slugs climbed out of your stomach and into your mouth? Or your grandmother got pregnant at age 75? Or your neighbor swallowed 27 knives and l...

    3.5 stars Wild and wacky! Just plain bizarre! Many cures for many illnesses that would turn your hair pure white if even suggested today. Written by a medical historian, this book delves back to the 19th century, assembled mostly through old medical journals and newspaper clippi...

    Medicine is an ever-evolving profession, and its history can be downright weird. Medical historian Thomas Morris has combed through countless vintage medical journals and historical documents showcasing the progress medicine has made in a relatively short time. His work goes beyond biz...

    There are many reasons that I am thankful that I was born when I was. My sex can vote. The FDA and the EPA exist. (For now.) Mostly, I am thankful for all the medical advances of the last century. I am thankful for antibiotics, antisepsis, and anesthetic. After reading Thomas Morris?...

    ?Horrible Histories for Adults? is the tagline: Morris pulls out obscure and hardly believable stories from medical history, as reported in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century books and periodicals, and presents them as a mixture of primary text and modern commentary. I got a poor i...

    "Trying to impress your friends while under the influence of industrial quantities of alcohol is more often than not a really terrible idea. And more importantly, the correct answer to the question 'Can you swallow more knives?' is never 'All the knives aboard the ship.'" I love rea...

    The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth: And Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine contains a distressing lack of exploding teeth stories. Don't get me wrong, the exploding teeth do make an appearance - and indeed, the first hand accounts of them are even more startling than you m...

    This book should be titled ?Men Do Stupid Things And Then Their Doctors Write About It; or, When Doctors Are Incredibly Stupid? ...

    Note: Audiobook review Historical | Medical field | Evolution | Stupidity | Astonishing True Rating: 4.5 rounded upwards because of how amazing the audiobook was Where to start. First of all it is a nonfiction about historical medical cases, but just listening to them you almo...

    I am not certain how this book manages to be both bizarrely interesting and, at the same time, mildly boring. The eleven pages of citations testify to thorough research into the medical literature of Europe and the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries. Antique medical terms are...

    I. Loved. This. Book. The subject matter couldn't be any more in my wheelhouse. The author writes with a great sense of humor and his translation/commentary of the historical documentation is almost always just as entertaining as the subject of the case. I gasped and groaned to my...

    This was a really fun read! If you to know the outlandish, the concerning, unlucky and sometimes foolish ways in which people managed to hurt themselves or get hurt, or the weird ailments they professed to have, this book has it all! Sometimes it brought about a mighty wince or two or ...

    This book is not for the faint of heart! Many of the stories have gruesome details that make it difficult to read this book without cringing and making a horrified face throughout. One of my complaints is the personality of the author, which is inserted throughout and, in my opinion, m...

    Firstly, this is an impressive collection of very entertaining case studies from the 19th century. They sometimes have more than a little clear fabrication, but it's fascinating to read and on more than one occasion left me either cringing or laughing. That said, the author's interje...

    Hugely entertaining. You?ll wince, cringe, groan, feel sorry for (most of) these poor souls and often find yourself appalled at the incompetence and recklessness of their physicians. Regular readers of Morris?s blog will be familiar with most of the cases and tales, but the book is...

    This is basically a collection of gross, out-dated and peculiar tidbits from medical history grouped into headings such as ?Dubious Remedies? and ?Remarkable Recoveries.? I thoroughly enjoyed this, although I recommend this only for those with a strong stomach. ...

  • Jill Hutchinson
    Mar 15, 2019

    When was the last time one of your teeth exploded? Or how about the time you ate some fresh lettuce out of the garden and two days later garden slugs climbed out of your stomach and into your mouth? Or your grandmother got pregnant at age 75? Or your neighbor swallowed 27 knives and l...

  • Chris
    Jan 25, 2019

    When was the last time one of your teeth exploded? Or how about the time you ate some fresh lettuce out of the garden and two days later garden slugs climbed out of your stomach and into your mouth? Or your grandmother got pregnant at age 75? Or your neighbor swallowed 27 knives and l...

    3.5 stars Wild and wacky! Just plain bizarre! Many cures for many illnesses that would turn your hair pure white if even suggested today. Written by a medical historian, this book delves back to the 19th century, assembled mostly through old medical journals and newspaper clippi...

    Medicine is an ever-evolving profession, and its history can be downright weird. Medical historian Thomas Morris has combed through countless vintage medical journals and historical documents showcasing the progress medicine has made in a relatively short time. His work goes beyond biz...

  • Stephanie
    Dec 20, 2018

    When was the last time one of your teeth exploded? Or how about the time you ate some fresh lettuce out of the garden and two days later garden slugs climbed out of your stomach and into your mouth? Or your grandmother got pregnant at age 75? Or your neighbor swallowed 27 knives and l...

    3.5 stars Wild and wacky! Just plain bizarre! Many cures for many illnesses that would turn your hair pure white if even suggested today. Written by a medical historian, this book delves back to the 19th century, assembled mostly through old medical journals and newspaper clippi...

    Medicine is an ever-evolving profession, and its history can be downright weird. Medical historian Thomas Morris has combed through countless vintage medical journals and historical documents showcasing the progress medicine has made in a relatively short time. His work goes beyond biz...

    There are many reasons that I am thankful that I was born when I was. My sex can vote. The FDA and the EPA exist. (For now.) Mostly, I am thankful for all the medical advances of the last century. I am thankful for antibiotics, antisepsis, and anesthetic. After reading Thomas Morris?...

    ?Horrible Histories for Adults? is the tagline: Morris pulls out obscure and hardly believable stories from medical history, as reported in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century books and periodicals, and presents them as a mixture of primary text and modern commentary. I got a poor i...

    "Trying to impress your friends while under the influence of industrial quantities of alcohol is more often than not a really terrible idea. And more importantly, the correct answer to the question 'Can you swallow more knives?' is never 'All the knives aboard the ship.'" I love rea...

    The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth: And Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine contains a distressing lack of exploding teeth stories. Don't get me wrong, the exploding teeth do make an appearance - and indeed, the first hand accounts of them are even more startling than you m...

    This book should be titled ?Men Do Stupid Things And Then Their Doctors Write About It; or, When Doctors Are Incredibly Stupid? ...

    Note: Audiobook review Historical | Medical field | Evolution | Stupidity | Astonishing True Rating: 4.5 rounded upwards because of how amazing the audiobook was Where to start. First of all it is a nonfiction about historical medical cases, but just listening to them you almo...

    I am not certain how this book manages to be both bizarrely interesting and, at the same time, mildly boring. The eleven pages of citations testify to thorough research into the medical literature of Europe and the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries. Antique medical terms are...

    I. Loved. This. Book. The subject matter couldn't be any more in my wheelhouse. The author writes with a great sense of humor and his translation/commentary of the historical documentation is almost always just as entertaining as the subject of the case. I gasped and groaned to my...

    This was a really fun read! If you to know the outlandish, the concerning, unlucky and sometimes foolish ways in which people managed to hurt themselves or get hurt, or the weird ailments they professed to have, this book has it all! Sometimes it brought about a mighty wince or two or ...

    This book is not for the faint of heart! Many of the stories have gruesome details that make it difficult to read this book without cringing and making a horrified face throughout. One of my complaints is the personality of the author, which is inserted throughout and, in my opinion, m...

    Firstly, this is an impressive collection of very entertaining case studies from the 19th century. They sometimes have more than a little clear fabrication, but it's fascinating to read and on more than one occasion left me either cringing or laughing. That said, the author's interje...

    Hugely entertaining. You?ll wince, cringe, groan, feel sorry for (most of) these poor souls and often find yourself appalled at the incompetence and recklessness of their physicians. Regular readers of Morris?s blog will be familiar with most of the cases and tales, but the book is...

    This is basically a collection of gross, out-dated and peculiar tidbits from medical history grouped into headings such as ?Dubious Remedies? and ?Remarkable Recoveries.? I thoroughly enjoyed this, although I recommend this only for those with a strong stomach. ...

    This book is not appropriate as bedtime reading... ...

    What People Will Do to the Human Body Inspires Mind-Boggling Medical History http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/201... Bizarre doesn?t begin to describe the history of medicine. I voluntarily reviewed an advance readers copy of this book. No remuneration was exchanged and all op...

  • Holly McIntyre
    Feb 20, 2019

    When was the last time one of your teeth exploded? Or how about the time you ate some fresh lettuce out of the garden and two days later garden slugs climbed out of your stomach and into your mouth? Or your grandmother got pregnant at age 75? Or your neighbor swallowed 27 knives and l...

    3.5 stars Wild and wacky! Just plain bizarre! Many cures for many illnesses that would turn your hair pure white if even suggested today. Written by a medical historian, this book delves back to the 19th century, assembled mostly through old medical journals and newspaper clippi...

    Medicine is an ever-evolving profession, and its history can be downright weird. Medical historian Thomas Morris has combed through countless vintage medical journals and historical documents showcasing the progress medicine has made in a relatively short time. His work goes beyond biz...

    There are many reasons that I am thankful that I was born when I was. My sex can vote. The FDA and the EPA exist. (For now.) Mostly, I am thankful for all the medical advances of the last century. I am thankful for antibiotics, antisepsis, and anesthetic. After reading Thomas Morris?...

    ?Horrible Histories for Adults? is the tagline: Morris pulls out obscure and hardly believable stories from medical history, as reported in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century books and periodicals, and presents them as a mixture of primary text and modern commentary. I got a poor i...

    "Trying to impress your friends while under the influence of industrial quantities of alcohol is more often than not a really terrible idea. And more importantly, the correct answer to the question 'Can you swallow more knives?' is never 'All the knives aboard the ship.'" I love rea...

    The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth: And Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine contains a distressing lack of exploding teeth stories. Don't get me wrong, the exploding teeth do make an appearance - and indeed, the first hand accounts of them are even more startling than you m...

    This book should be titled ?Men Do Stupid Things And Then Their Doctors Write About It; or, When Doctors Are Incredibly Stupid? ...

    Note: Audiobook review Historical | Medical field | Evolution | Stupidity | Astonishing True Rating: 4.5 rounded upwards because of how amazing the audiobook was Where to start. First of all it is a nonfiction about historical medical cases, but just listening to them you almo...

    I am not certain how this book manages to be both bizarrely interesting and, at the same time, mildly boring. The eleven pages of citations testify to thorough research into the medical literature of Europe and the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries. Antique medical terms are...

  • jammaster_mom
    Jan 06, 2019

    When was the last time one of your teeth exploded? Or how about the time you ate some fresh lettuce out of the garden and two days later garden slugs climbed out of your stomach and into your mouth? Or your grandmother got pregnant at age 75? Or your neighbor swallowed 27 knives and l...

    3.5 stars Wild and wacky! Just plain bizarre! Many cures for many illnesses that would turn your hair pure white if even suggested today. Written by a medical historian, this book delves back to the 19th century, assembled mostly through old medical journals and newspaper clippi...

    Medicine is an ever-evolving profession, and its history can be downright weird. Medical historian Thomas Morris has combed through countless vintage medical journals and historical documents showcasing the progress medicine has made in a relatively short time. His work goes beyond biz...

    There are many reasons that I am thankful that I was born when I was. My sex can vote. The FDA and the EPA exist. (For now.) Mostly, I am thankful for all the medical advances of the last century. I am thankful for antibiotics, antisepsis, and anesthetic. After reading Thomas Morris?...

    ?Horrible Histories for Adults? is the tagline: Morris pulls out obscure and hardly believable stories from medical history, as reported in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century books and periodicals, and presents them as a mixture of primary text and modern commentary. I got a poor i...

    "Trying to impress your friends while under the influence of industrial quantities of alcohol is more often than not a really terrible idea. And more importantly, the correct answer to the question 'Can you swallow more knives?' is never 'All the knives aboard the ship.'" I love rea...

    The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth: And Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine contains a distressing lack of exploding teeth stories. Don't get me wrong, the exploding teeth do make an appearance - and indeed, the first hand accounts of them are even more startling than you m...

    This book should be titled ?Men Do Stupid Things And Then Their Doctors Write About It; or, When Doctors Are Incredibly Stupid? ...

    Note: Audiobook review Historical | Medical field | Evolution | Stupidity | Astonishing True Rating: 4.5 rounded upwards because of how amazing the audiobook was Where to start. First of all it is a nonfiction about historical medical cases, but just listening to them you almo...

    I am not certain how this book manages to be both bizarrely interesting and, at the same time, mildly boring. The eleven pages of citations testify to thorough research into the medical literature of Europe and the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries. Antique medical terms are...

    I. Loved. This. Book. The subject matter couldn't be any more in my wheelhouse. The author writes with a great sense of humor and his translation/commentary of the historical documentation is almost always just as entertaining as the subject of the case. I gasped and groaned to my...

    This was a really fun read! If you to know the outlandish, the concerning, unlucky and sometimes foolish ways in which people managed to hurt themselves or get hurt, or the weird ailments they professed to have, this book has it all! Sometimes it brought about a mighty wince or two or ...

    This book is not for the faint of heart! Many of the stories have gruesome details that make it difficult to read this book without cringing and making a horrified face throughout. One of my complaints is the personality of the author, which is inserted throughout and, in my opinion, m...

    Firstly, this is an impressive collection of very entertaining case studies from the 19th century. They sometimes have more than a little clear fabrication, but it's fascinating to read and on more than one occasion left me either cringing or laughing. That said, the author's interje...

    Hugely entertaining. You?ll wince, cringe, groan, feel sorry for (most of) these poor souls and often find yourself appalled at the incompetence and recklessness of their physicians. Regular readers of Morris?s blog will be familiar with most of the cases and tales, but the book is...

    This is basically a collection of gross, out-dated and peculiar tidbits from medical history grouped into headings such as ?Dubious Remedies? and ?Remarkable Recoveries.? I thoroughly enjoyed this, although I recommend this only for those with a strong stomach. ...

    This book is not appropriate as bedtime reading... ...

    What People Will Do to the Human Body Inspires Mind-Boggling Medical History http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/201... Bizarre doesn?t begin to describe the history of medicine. I voluntarily reviewed an advance readers copy of this book. No remuneration was exchanged and all op...

    I was walking by the "New Books" shelf in the local library and was arrested by the title of this book. I'm morbidly fascinated with weird medical/death/historical stuff, so I put aside the other books I was reading, checked it out, and finished it quite rapidly. I have a sense that Th...

    If there is a strange medical tale, it is recorded in the Mystery of the Exploding Teeth. With section titles like Unfortunate Predicaments, Mysterious Illnesses, and Horrifying Operations, how could this book be anything but a rollicking ride through the pages of bad choices. In Un...

    Another recently finished book on quack medication and medical care during Victorian times. This book wasn't near as hilarious as "Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything."I unfortunately read everything I can about this particular topic as I teach physiology and...

    The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth grabs you with it's intriguing title, locks you in with its horrifying first paragraph and without skipping a beat, sucks you down into a black hole of unimaginable medical horror, keeping a fast clip of story after story of relentless suffering until...

    The history of medicine is a lot of things, but weird is the primary adjective and that is what makes it so much fun to read about. This book is exactly as promised, and that is a whole lot of weird. But here's the thing: as much I enjoyed the concept and the way it was organized and t...

    Very entertaining and, at times, unbelievable account of medicine through the years. The author has a marvelous way of finding humor in sometimes gut-wrenching and appalling treatments and conditions. Difficult to believe that doctors once thought it was wise to nearly bleed people to ...

    This is an exceptionally well written book about the oddities of the human condition and medicine as a discipline over the centuries. There are many stories that the author has tried to verify, or at least to verify the reporting person, broken up into several different categories. The...

  • ♥ Sandi ❣
    Dec 22, 2018

    When was the last time one of your teeth exploded? Or how about the time you ate some fresh lettuce out of the garden and two days later garden slugs climbed out of your stomach and into your mouth? Or your grandmother got pregnant at age 75? Or your neighbor swallowed 27 knives and l...

    3.5 stars Wild and wacky! Just plain bizarre! Many cures for many illnesses that would turn your hair pure white if even suggested today. Written by a medical historian, this book delves back to the 19th century, assembled mostly through old medical journals and newspaper clippi...

  • Rebecca
    Mar 28, 2019

    When was the last time one of your teeth exploded? Or how about the time you ate some fresh lettuce out of the garden and two days later garden slugs climbed out of your stomach and into your mouth? Or your grandmother got pregnant at age 75? Or your neighbor swallowed 27 knives and l...

    3.5 stars Wild and wacky! Just plain bizarre! Many cures for many illnesses that would turn your hair pure white if even suggested today. Written by a medical historian, this book delves back to the 19th century, assembled mostly through old medical journals and newspaper clippi...

    Medicine is an ever-evolving profession, and its history can be downright weird. Medical historian Thomas Morris has combed through countless vintage medical journals and historical documents showcasing the progress medicine has made in a relatively short time. His work goes beyond biz...

    There are many reasons that I am thankful that I was born when I was. My sex can vote. The FDA and the EPA exist. (For now.) Mostly, I am thankful for all the medical advances of the last century. I am thankful for antibiotics, antisepsis, and anesthetic. After reading Thomas Morris?...

    ?Horrible Histories for Adults? is the tagline: Morris pulls out obscure and hardly believable stories from medical history, as reported in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century books and periodicals, and presents them as a mixture of primary text and modern commentary. I got a poor i...

  • Kaitlyn
    Apr 09, 2019

    When was the last time one of your teeth exploded? Or how about the time you ate some fresh lettuce out of the garden and two days later garden slugs climbed out of your stomach and into your mouth? Or your grandmother got pregnant at age 75? Or your neighbor swallowed 27 knives and l...

    3.5 stars Wild and wacky! Just plain bizarre! Many cures for many illnesses that would turn your hair pure white if even suggested today. Written by a medical historian, this book delves back to the 19th century, assembled mostly through old medical journals and newspaper clippi...

    Medicine is an ever-evolving profession, and its history can be downright weird. Medical historian Thomas Morris has combed through countless vintage medical journals and historical documents showcasing the progress medicine has made in a relatively short time. His work goes beyond biz...

    There are many reasons that I am thankful that I was born when I was. My sex can vote. The FDA and the EPA exist. (For now.) Mostly, I am thankful for all the medical advances of the last century. I am thankful for antibiotics, antisepsis, and anesthetic. After reading Thomas Morris?...

    ?Horrible Histories for Adults? is the tagline: Morris pulls out obscure and hardly believable stories from medical history, as reported in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century books and periodicals, and presents them as a mixture of primary text and modern commentary. I got a poor i...

    "Trying to impress your friends while under the influence of industrial quantities of alcohol is more often than not a really terrible idea. And more importantly, the correct answer to the question 'Can you swallow more knives?' is never 'All the knives aboard the ship.'" I love rea...

    The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth: And Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine contains a distressing lack of exploding teeth stories. Don't get me wrong, the exploding teeth do make an appearance - and indeed, the first hand accounts of them are even more startling than you m...

    This book should be titled ?Men Do Stupid Things And Then Their Doctors Write About It; or, When Doctors Are Incredibly Stupid? ...

  • Filippe
    Dec 31, 2018

    When was the last time one of your teeth exploded? Or how about the time you ate some fresh lettuce out of the garden and two days later garden slugs climbed out of your stomach and into your mouth? Or your grandmother got pregnant at age 75? Or your neighbor swallowed 27 knives and l...

    3.5 stars Wild and wacky! Just plain bizarre! Many cures for many illnesses that would turn your hair pure white if even suggested today. Written by a medical historian, this book delves back to the 19th century, assembled mostly through old medical journals and newspaper clippi...

    Medicine is an ever-evolving profession, and its history can be downright weird. Medical historian Thomas Morris has combed through countless vintage medical journals and historical documents showcasing the progress medicine has made in a relatively short time. His work goes beyond biz...

    There are many reasons that I am thankful that I was born when I was. My sex can vote. The FDA and the EPA exist. (For now.) Mostly, I am thankful for all the medical advances of the last century. I am thankful for antibiotics, antisepsis, and anesthetic. After reading Thomas Morris?...

    ?Horrible Histories for Adults? is the tagline: Morris pulls out obscure and hardly believable stories from medical history, as reported in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century books and periodicals, and presents them as a mixture of primary text and modern commentary. I got a poor i...

    "Trying to impress your friends while under the influence of industrial quantities of alcohol is more often than not a really terrible idea. And more importantly, the correct answer to the question 'Can you swallow more knives?' is never 'All the knives aboard the ship.'" I love rea...

    The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth: And Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine contains a distressing lack of exploding teeth stories. Don't get me wrong, the exploding teeth do make an appearance - and indeed, the first hand accounts of them are even more startling than you m...

    This book should be titled ?Men Do Stupid Things And Then Their Doctors Write About It; or, When Doctors Are Incredibly Stupid? ...

    Note: Audiobook review Historical | Medical field | Evolution | Stupidity | Astonishing True Rating: 4.5 rounded upwards because of how amazing the audiobook was Where to start. First of all it is a nonfiction about historical medical cases, but just listening to them you almo...

    I am not certain how this book manages to be both bizarrely interesting and, at the same time, mildly boring. The eleven pages of citations testify to thorough research into the medical literature of Europe and the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries. Antique medical terms are...

    I. Loved. This. Book. The subject matter couldn't be any more in my wheelhouse. The author writes with a great sense of humor and his translation/commentary of the historical documentation is almost always just as entertaining as the subject of the case. I gasped and groaned to my...

    This was a really fun read! If you to know the outlandish, the concerning, unlucky and sometimes foolish ways in which people managed to hurt themselves or get hurt, or the weird ailments they professed to have, this book has it all! Sometimes it brought about a mighty wince or two or ...

    This book is not for the faint of heart! Many of the stories have gruesome details that make it difficult to read this book without cringing and making a horrified face throughout. One of my complaints is the personality of the author, which is inserted throughout and, in my opinion, m...

    Firstly, this is an impressive collection of very entertaining case studies from the 19th century. They sometimes have more than a little clear fabrication, but it's fascinating to read and on more than one occasion left me either cringing or laughing. That said, the author's interje...

    Hugely entertaining. You?ll wince, cringe, groan, feel sorry for (most of) these poor souls and often find yourself appalled at the incompetence and recklessness of their physicians. Regular readers of Morris?s blog will be familiar with most of the cases and tales, but the book is...

  • Michelle
    Mar 15, 2019

    When was the last time one of your teeth exploded? Or how about the time you ate some fresh lettuce out of the garden and two days later garden slugs climbed out of your stomach and into your mouth? Or your grandmother got pregnant at age 75? Or your neighbor swallowed 27 knives and l...

    3.5 stars Wild and wacky! Just plain bizarre! Many cures for many illnesses that would turn your hair pure white if even suggested today. Written by a medical historian, this book delves back to the 19th century, assembled mostly through old medical journals and newspaper clippi...

    Medicine is an ever-evolving profession, and its history can be downright weird. Medical historian Thomas Morris has combed through countless vintage medical journals and historical documents showcasing the progress medicine has made in a relatively short time. His work goes beyond biz...

    There are many reasons that I am thankful that I was born when I was. My sex can vote. The FDA and the EPA exist. (For now.) Mostly, I am thankful for all the medical advances of the last century. I am thankful for antibiotics, antisepsis, and anesthetic. After reading Thomas Morris?...

    ?Horrible Histories for Adults? is the tagline: Morris pulls out obscure and hardly believable stories from medical history, as reported in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century books and periodicals, and presents them as a mixture of primary text and modern commentary. I got a poor i...

    "Trying to impress your friends while under the influence of industrial quantities of alcohol is more often than not a really terrible idea. And more importantly, the correct answer to the question 'Can you swallow more knives?' is never 'All the knives aboard the ship.'" I love rea...

    The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth: And Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine contains a distressing lack of exploding teeth stories. Don't get me wrong, the exploding teeth do make an appearance - and indeed, the first hand accounts of them are even more startling than you m...

    This book should be titled ?Men Do Stupid Things And Then Their Doctors Write About It; or, When Doctors Are Incredibly Stupid? ...

    Note: Audiobook review Historical | Medical field | Evolution | Stupidity | Astonishing True Rating: 4.5 rounded upwards because of how amazing the audiobook was Where to start. First of all it is a nonfiction about historical medical cases, but just listening to them you almo...

    I am not certain how this book manages to be both bizarrely interesting and, at the same time, mildly boring. The eleven pages of citations testify to thorough research into the medical literature of Europe and the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries. Antique medical terms are...

    I. Loved. This. Book. The subject matter couldn't be any more in my wheelhouse. The author writes with a great sense of humor and his translation/commentary of the historical documentation is almost always just as entertaining as the subject of the case. I gasped and groaned to my...

    This was a really fun read! If you to know the outlandish, the concerning, unlucky and sometimes foolish ways in which people managed to hurt themselves or get hurt, or the weird ailments they professed to have, this book has it all! Sometimes it brought about a mighty wince or two or ...

    This book is not for the faint of heart! Many of the stories have gruesome details that make it difficult to read this book without cringing and making a horrified face throughout. One of my complaints is the personality of the author, which is inserted throughout and, in my opinion, m...

    Firstly, this is an impressive collection of very entertaining case studies from the 19th century. They sometimes have more than a little clear fabrication, but it's fascinating to read and on more than one occasion left me either cringing or laughing. That said, the author's interje...

    Hugely entertaining. You?ll wince, cringe, groan, feel sorry for (most of) these poor souls and often find yourself appalled at the incompetence and recklessness of their physicians. Regular readers of Morris?s blog will be familiar with most of the cases and tales, but the book is...

    This is basically a collection of gross, out-dated and peculiar tidbits from medical history grouped into headings such as ?Dubious Remedies? and ?Remarkable Recoveries.? I thoroughly enjoyed this, although I recommend this only for those with a strong stomach. ...

    This book is not appropriate as bedtime reading... ...

    What People Will Do to the Human Body Inspires Mind-Boggling Medical History http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/201... Bizarre doesn?t begin to describe the history of medicine. I voluntarily reviewed an advance readers copy of this book. No remuneration was exchanged and all op...

    I was walking by the "New Books" shelf in the local library and was arrested by the title of this book. I'm morbidly fascinated with weird medical/death/historical stuff, so I put aside the other books I was reading, checked it out, and finished it quite rapidly. I have a sense that Th...

    If there is a strange medical tale, it is recorded in the Mystery of the Exploding Teeth. With section titles like Unfortunate Predicaments, Mysterious Illnesses, and Horrifying Operations, how could this book be anything but a rollicking ride through the pages of bad choices. In Un...

    Another recently finished book on quack medication and medical care during Victorian times. This book wasn't near as hilarious as "Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything."I unfortunately read everything I can about this particular topic as I teach physiology and...

    The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth grabs you with it's intriguing title, locks you in with its horrifying first paragraph and without skipping a beat, sucks you down into a black hole of unimaginable medical horror, keeping a fast clip of story after story of relentless suffering until...

    The history of medicine is a lot of things, but weird is the primary adjective and that is what makes it so much fun to read about. This book is exactly as promised, and that is a whole lot of weird. But here's the thing: as much I enjoyed the concept and the way it was organized and t...

    Very entertaining and, at times, unbelievable account of medicine through the years. The author has a marvelous way of finding humor in sometimes gut-wrenching and appalling treatments and conditions. Difficult to believe that doctors once thought it was wise to nearly bleed people to ...

    This is an exceptionally well written book about the oddities of the human condition and medicine as a discipline over the centuries. There are many stories that the author has tried to verify, or at least to verify the reporting person, broken up into several different categories. The...

    I thought this book was an enjoyable read. Thomas Morris tells the tales of medical history's weirdest and wildest cases. These stories are compiled in a similar fashion to a Guiness Book which makes them very interesting read. I'm a slow reader and ended up reading over half of the bo...

    The title of this book will draw almost anyone in. Exploding teeth? Cool. And this author does put together a very nice collection of medical mysteries from the early days of human history. He includes scans of newspaper and journal articles and provides interpretations for words and p...

    I have never seen such a compendium of ridiculous medical knowledge! It is incredible to see how far we have come and how far we have to go when it comes to caring for our patients and how to prepare for the unexpected. It is a dense read with heavy medical jargon, especially taking di...

  • Karen
    Feb 14, 2019

    When was the last time one of your teeth exploded? Or how about the time you ate some fresh lettuce out of the garden and two days later garden slugs climbed out of your stomach and into your mouth? Or your grandmother got pregnant at age 75? Or your neighbor swallowed 27 knives and l...

    3.5 stars Wild and wacky! Just plain bizarre! Many cures for many illnesses that would turn your hair pure white if even suggested today. Written by a medical historian, this book delves back to the 19th century, assembled mostly through old medical journals and newspaper clippi...

    Medicine is an ever-evolving profession, and its history can be downright weird. Medical historian Thomas Morris has combed through countless vintage medical journals and historical documents showcasing the progress medicine has made in a relatively short time. His work goes beyond biz...

    There are many reasons that I am thankful that I was born when I was. My sex can vote. The FDA and the EPA exist. (For now.) Mostly, I am thankful for all the medical advances of the last century. I am thankful for antibiotics, antisepsis, and anesthetic. After reading Thomas Morris?...

    ?Horrible Histories for Adults? is the tagline: Morris pulls out obscure and hardly believable stories from medical history, as reported in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century books and periodicals, and presents them as a mixture of primary text and modern commentary. I got a poor i...

    "Trying to impress your friends while under the influence of industrial quantities of alcohol is more often than not a really terrible idea. And more importantly, the correct answer to the question 'Can you swallow more knives?' is never 'All the knives aboard the ship.'" I love rea...

    The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth: And Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine contains a distressing lack of exploding teeth stories. Don't get me wrong, the exploding teeth do make an appearance - and indeed, the first hand accounts of them are even more startling than you m...

    This book should be titled ?Men Do Stupid Things And Then Their Doctors Write About It; or, When Doctors Are Incredibly Stupid? ...

    Note: Audiobook review Historical | Medical field | Evolution | Stupidity | Astonishing True Rating: 4.5 rounded upwards because of how amazing the audiobook was Where to start. First of all it is a nonfiction about historical medical cases, but just listening to them you almo...

    I am not certain how this book manages to be both bizarrely interesting and, at the same time, mildly boring. The eleven pages of citations testify to thorough research into the medical literature of Europe and the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries. Antique medical terms are...

    I. Loved. This. Book. The subject matter couldn't be any more in my wheelhouse. The author writes with a great sense of humor and his translation/commentary of the historical documentation is almost always just as entertaining as the subject of the case. I gasped and groaned to my...

    This was a really fun read! If you to know the outlandish, the concerning, unlucky and sometimes foolish ways in which people managed to hurt themselves or get hurt, or the weird ailments they professed to have, this book has it all! Sometimes it brought about a mighty wince or two or ...

    This book is not for the faint of heart! Many of the stories have gruesome details that make it difficult to read this book without cringing and making a horrified face throughout. One of my complaints is the personality of the author, which is inserted throughout and, in my opinion, m...

    Firstly, this is an impressive collection of very entertaining case studies from the 19th century. They sometimes have more than a little clear fabrication, but it's fascinating to read and on more than one occasion left me either cringing or laughing. That said, the author's interje...

    Hugely entertaining. You?ll wince, cringe, groan, feel sorry for (most of) these poor souls and often find yourself appalled at the incompetence and recklessness of their physicians. Regular readers of Morris?s blog will be familiar with most of the cases and tales, but the book is...

    This is basically a collection of gross, out-dated and peculiar tidbits from medical history grouped into headings such as ?Dubious Remedies? and ?Remarkable Recoveries.? I thoroughly enjoyed this, although I recommend this only for those with a strong stomach. ...

    This book is not appropriate as bedtime reading... ...

    What People Will Do to the Human Body Inspires Mind-Boggling Medical History http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/201... Bizarre doesn?t begin to describe the history of medicine. I voluntarily reviewed an advance readers copy of this book. No remuneration was exchanged and all op...

    I was walking by the "New Books" shelf in the local library and was arrested by the title of this book. I'm morbidly fascinated with weird medical/death/historical stuff, so I put aside the other books I was reading, checked it out, and finished it quite rapidly. I have a sense that Th...

    If there is a strange medical tale, it is recorded in the Mystery of the Exploding Teeth. With section titles like Unfortunate Predicaments, Mysterious Illnesses, and Horrifying Operations, how could this book be anything but a rollicking ride through the pages of bad choices. In Un...

    Another recently finished book on quack medication and medical care during Victorian times. This book wasn't near as hilarious as "Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything."I unfortunately read everything I can about this particular topic as I teach physiology and...

  • M. Benesh
    Apr 14, 2019

    When was the last time one of your teeth exploded? Or how about the time you ate some fresh lettuce out of the garden and two days later garden slugs climbed out of your stomach and into your mouth? Or your grandmother got pregnant at age 75? Or your neighbor swallowed 27 knives and l...

    3.5 stars Wild and wacky! Just plain bizarre! Many cures for many illnesses that would turn your hair pure white if even suggested today. Written by a medical historian, this book delves back to the 19th century, assembled mostly through old medical journals and newspaper clippi...

    Medicine is an ever-evolving profession, and its history can be downright weird. Medical historian Thomas Morris has combed through countless vintage medical journals and historical documents showcasing the progress medicine has made in a relatively short time. His work goes beyond biz...

    There are many reasons that I am thankful that I was born when I was. My sex can vote. The FDA and the EPA exist. (For now.) Mostly, I am thankful for all the medical advances of the last century. I am thankful for antibiotics, antisepsis, and anesthetic. After reading Thomas Morris?...

    ?Horrible Histories for Adults? is the tagline: Morris pulls out obscure and hardly believable stories from medical history, as reported in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century books and periodicals, and presents them as a mixture of primary text and modern commentary. I got a poor i...

    "Trying to impress your friends while under the influence of industrial quantities of alcohol is more often than not a really terrible idea. And more importantly, the correct answer to the question 'Can you swallow more knives?' is never 'All the knives aboard the ship.'" I love rea...

    The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth: And Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine contains a distressing lack of exploding teeth stories. Don't get me wrong, the exploding teeth do make an appearance - and indeed, the first hand accounts of them are even more startling than you m...

    This book should be titled ?Men Do Stupid Things And Then Their Doctors Write About It; or, When Doctors Are Incredibly Stupid? ...

    Note: Audiobook review Historical | Medical field | Evolution | Stupidity | Astonishing True Rating: 4.5 rounded upwards because of how amazing the audiobook was Where to start. First of all it is a nonfiction about historical medical cases, but just listening to them you almo...

    I am not certain how this book manages to be both bizarrely interesting and, at the same time, mildly boring. The eleven pages of citations testify to thorough research into the medical literature of Europe and the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries. Antique medical terms are...

    I. Loved. This. Book. The subject matter couldn't be any more in my wheelhouse. The author writes with a great sense of humor and his translation/commentary of the historical documentation is almost always just as entertaining as the subject of the case. I gasped and groaned to my...

    This was a really fun read! If you to know the outlandish, the concerning, unlucky and sometimes foolish ways in which people managed to hurt themselves or get hurt, or the weird ailments they professed to have, this book has it all! Sometimes it brought about a mighty wince or two or ...

    This book is not for the faint of heart! Many of the stories have gruesome details that make it difficult to read this book without cringing and making a horrified face throughout. One of my complaints is the personality of the author, which is inserted throughout and, in my opinion, m...

    Firstly, this is an impressive collection of very entertaining case studies from the 19th century. They sometimes have more than a little clear fabrication, but it's fascinating to read and on more than one occasion left me either cringing or laughing. That said, the author's interje...

  • Dustin
    Feb 22, 2019

    When was the last time one of your teeth exploded? Or how about the time you ate some fresh lettuce out of the garden and two days later garden slugs climbed out of your stomach and into your mouth? Or your grandmother got pregnant at age 75? Or your neighbor swallowed 27 knives and l...

    3.5 stars Wild and wacky! Just plain bizarre! Many cures for many illnesses that would turn your hair pure white if even suggested today. Written by a medical historian, this book delves back to the 19th century, assembled mostly through old medical journals and newspaper clippi...

    Medicine is an ever-evolving profession, and its history can be downright weird. Medical historian Thomas Morris has combed through countless vintage medical journals and historical documents showcasing the progress medicine has made in a relatively short time. His work goes beyond biz...

    There are many reasons that I am thankful that I was born when I was. My sex can vote. The FDA and the EPA exist. (For now.) Mostly, I am thankful for all the medical advances of the last century. I am thankful for antibiotics, antisepsis, and anesthetic. After reading Thomas Morris?...

    ?Horrible Histories for Adults? is the tagline: Morris pulls out obscure and hardly believable stories from medical history, as reported in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century books and periodicals, and presents them as a mixture of primary text and modern commentary. I got a poor i...

    "Trying to impress your friends while under the influence of industrial quantities of alcohol is more often than not a really terrible idea. And more importantly, the correct answer to the question 'Can you swallow more knives?' is never 'All the knives aboard the ship.'" I love rea...

    The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth: And Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine contains a distressing lack of exploding teeth stories. Don't get me wrong, the exploding teeth do make an appearance - and indeed, the first hand accounts of them are even more startling than you m...

    This book should be titled ?Men Do Stupid Things And Then Their Doctors Write About It; or, When Doctors Are Incredibly Stupid? ...

    Note: Audiobook review Historical | Medical field | Evolution | Stupidity | Astonishing True Rating: 4.5 rounded upwards because of how amazing the audiobook was Where to start. First of all it is a nonfiction about historical medical cases, but just listening to them you almo...

    I am not certain how this book manages to be both bizarrely interesting and, at the same time, mildly boring. The eleven pages of citations testify to thorough research into the medical literature of Europe and the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries. Antique medical terms are...

    I. Loved. This. Book. The subject matter couldn't be any more in my wheelhouse. The author writes with a great sense of humor and his translation/commentary of the historical documentation is almost always just as entertaining as the subject of the case. I gasped and groaned to my...

    This was a really fun read! If you to know the outlandish, the concerning, unlucky and sometimes foolish ways in which people managed to hurt themselves or get hurt, or the weird ailments they professed to have, this book has it all! Sometimes it brought about a mighty wince or two or ...

  • Sarah
    Apr 16, 2019

    When was the last time one of your teeth exploded? Or how about the time you ate some fresh lettuce out of the garden and two days later garden slugs climbed out of your stomach and into your mouth? Or your grandmother got pregnant at age 75? Or your neighbor swallowed 27 knives and l...

    3.5 stars Wild and wacky! Just plain bizarre! Many cures for many illnesses that would turn your hair pure white if even suggested today. Written by a medical historian, this book delves back to the 19th century, assembled mostly through old medical journals and newspaper clippi...

    Medicine is an ever-evolving profession, and its history can be downright weird. Medical historian Thomas Morris has combed through countless vintage medical journals and historical documents showcasing the progress medicine has made in a relatively short time. His work goes beyond biz...

    There are many reasons that I am thankful that I was born when I was. My sex can vote. The FDA and the EPA exist. (For now.) Mostly, I am thankful for all the medical advances of the last century. I am thankful for antibiotics, antisepsis, and anesthetic. After reading Thomas Morris?...

    ?Horrible Histories for Adults? is the tagline: Morris pulls out obscure and hardly believable stories from medical history, as reported in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century books and periodicals, and presents them as a mixture of primary text and modern commentary. I got a poor i...

    "Trying to impress your friends while under the influence of industrial quantities of alcohol is more often than not a really terrible idea. And more importantly, the correct answer to the question 'Can you swallow more knives?' is never 'All the knives aboard the ship.'" I love rea...

    The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth: And Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine contains a distressing lack of exploding teeth stories. Don't get me wrong, the exploding teeth do make an appearance - and indeed, the first hand accounts of them are even more startling than you m...

    This book should be titled ?Men Do Stupid Things And Then Their Doctors Write About It; or, When Doctors Are Incredibly Stupid? ...

    Note: Audiobook review Historical | Medical field | Evolution | Stupidity | Astonishing True Rating: 4.5 rounded upwards because of how amazing the audiobook was Where to start. First of all it is a nonfiction about historical medical cases, but just listening to them you almo...

    I am not certain how this book manages to be both bizarrely interesting and, at the same time, mildly boring. The eleven pages of citations testify to thorough research into the medical literature of Europe and the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries. Antique medical terms are...

    I. Loved. This. Book. The subject matter couldn't be any more in my wheelhouse. The author writes with a great sense of humor and his translation/commentary of the historical documentation is almost always just as entertaining as the subject of the case. I gasped and groaned to my...

    This was a really fun read! If you to know the outlandish, the concerning, unlucky and sometimes foolish ways in which people managed to hurt themselves or get hurt, or the weird ailments they professed to have, this book has it all! Sometimes it brought about a mighty wince or two or ...

    This book is not for the faint of heart! Many of the stories have gruesome details that make it difficult to read this book without cringing and making a horrified face throughout. One of my complaints is the personality of the author, which is inserted throughout and, in my opinion, m...

  • Diane Hernandez
    Dec 20, 2018

    When was the last time one of your teeth exploded? Or how about the time you ate some fresh lettuce out of the garden and two days later garden slugs climbed out of your stomach and into your mouth? Or your grandmother got pregnant at age 75? Or your neighbor swallowed 27 knives and l...

    3.5 stars Wild and wacky! Just plain bizarre! Many cures for many illnesses that would turn your hair pure white if even suggested today. Written by a medical historian, this book delves back to the 19th century, assembled mostly through old medical journals and newspaper clippi...

    Medicine is an ever-evolving profession, and its history can be downright weird. Medical historian Thomas Morris has combed through countless vintage medical journals and historical documents showcasing the progress medicine has made in a relatively short time. His work goes beyond biz...

    There are many reasons that I am thankful that I was born when I was. My sex can vote. The FDA and the EPA exist. (For now.) Mostly, I am thankful for all the medical advances of the last century. I am thankful for antibiotics, antisepsis, and anesthetic. After reading Thomas Morris?...

    ?Horrible Histories for Adults? is the tagline: Morris pulls out obscure and hardly believable stories from medical history, as reported in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century books and periodicals, and presents them as a mixture of primary text and modern commentary. I got a poor i...

    "Trying to impress your friends while under the influence of industrial quantities of alcohol is more often than not a really terrible idea. And more importantly, the correct answer to the question 'Can you swallow more knives?' is never 'All the knives aboard the ship.'" I love rea...

    The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth: And Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine contains a distressing lack of exploding teeth stories. Don't get me wrong, the exploding teeth do make an appearance - and indeed, the first hand accounts of them are even more startling than you m...

    This book should be titled ?Men Do Stupid Things And Then Their Doctors Write About It; or, When Doctors Are Incredibly Stupid? ...

    Note: Audiobook review Historical | Medical field | Evolution | Stupidity | Astonishing True Rating: 4.5 rounded upwards because of how amazing the audiobook was Where to start. First of all it is a nonfiction about historical medical cases, but just listening to them you almo...

    I am not certain how this book manages to be both bizarrely interesting and, at the same time, mildly boring. The eleven pages of citations testify to thorough research into the medical literature of Europe and the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries. Antique medical terms are...

    I. Loved. This. Book. The subject matter couldn't be any more in my wheelhouse. The author writes with a great sense of humor and his translation/commentary of the historical documentation is almost always just as entertaining as the subject of the case. I gasped and groaned to my...

    This was a really fun read! If you to know the outlandish, the concerning, unlucky and sometimes foolish ways in which people managed to hurt themselves or get hurt, or the weird ailments they professed to have, this book has it all! Sometimes it brought about a mighty wince or two or ...

    This book is not for the faint of heart! Many of the stories have gruesome details that make it difficult to read this book without cringing and making a horrified face throughout. One of my complaints is the personality of the author, which is inserted throughout and, in my opinion, m...

    Firstly, this is an impressive collection of very entertaining case studies from the 19th century. They sometimes have more than a little clear fabrication, but it's fascinating to read and on more than one occasion left me either cringing or laughing. That said, the author's interje...

    Hugely entertaining. You?ll wince, cringe, groan, feel sorry for (most of) these poor souls and often find yourself appalled at the incompetence and recklessness of their physicians. Regular readers of Morris?s blog will be familiar with most of the cases and tales, but the book is...

    This is basically a collection of gross, out-dated and peculiar tidbits from medical history grouped into headings such as ?Dubious Remedies? and ?Remarkable Recoveries.? I thoroughly enjoyed this, although I recommend this only for those with a strong stomach. ...

    This book is not appropriate as bedtime reading... ...

    What People Will Do to the Human Body Inspires Mind-Boggling Medical History http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/201... Bizarre doesn?t begin to describe the history of medicine. I voluntarily reviewed an advance readers copy of this book. No remuneration was exchanged and all op...

    I was walking by the "New Books" shelf in the local library and was arrested by the title of this book. I'm morbidly fascinated with weird medical/death/historical stuff, so I put aside the other books I was reading, checked it out, and finished it quite rapidly. I have a sense that Th...

    If there is a strange medical tale, it is recorded in the Mystery of the Exploding Teeth. With section titles like Unfortunate Predicaments, Mysterious Illnesses, and Horrifying Operations, how could this book be anything but a rollicking ride through the pages of bad choices. In Un...

  • LillyBooks
    Mar 24, 2019

    When was the last time one of your teeth exploded? Or how about the time you ate some fresh lettuce out of the garden and two days later garden slugs climbed out of your stomach and into your mouth? Or your grandmother got pregnant at age 75? Or your neighbor swallowed 27 knives and l...

    3.5 stars Wild and wacky! Just plain bizarre! Many cures for many illnesses that would turn your hair pure white if even suggested today. Written by a medical historian, this book delves back to the 19th century, assembled mostly through old medical journals and newspaper clippi...

    Medicine is an ever-evolving profession, and its history can be downright weird. Medical historian Thomas Morris has combed through countless vintage medical journals and historical documents showcasing the progress medicine has made in a relatively short time. His work goes beyond biz...

    There are many reasons that I am thankful that I was born when I was. My sex can vote. The FDA and the EPA exist. (For now.) Mostly, I am thankful for all the medical advances of the last century. I am thankful for antibiotics, antisepsis, and anesthetic. After reading Thomas Morris?...

    ?Horrible Histories for Adults? is the tagline: Morris pulls out obscure and hardly believable stories from medical history, as reported in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century books and periodicals, and presents them as a mixture of primary text and modern commentary. I got a poor i...

    "Trying to impress your friends while under the influence of industrial quantities of alcohol is more often than not a really terrible idea. And more importantly, the correct answer to the question 'Can you swallow more knives?' is never 'All the knives aboard the ship.'" I love rea...

    The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth: And Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine contains a distressing lack of exploding teeth stories. Don't get me wrong, the exploding teeth do make an appearance - and indeed, the first hand accounts of them are even more startling than you m...

    This book should be titled ?Men Do Stupid Things And Then Their Doctors Write About It; or, When Doctors Are Incredibly Stupid? ...

    Note: Audiobook review Historical | Medical field | Evolution | Stupidity | Astonishing True Rating: 4.5 rounded upwards because of how amazing the audiobook was Where to start. First of all it is a nonfiction about historical medical cases, but just listening to them you almo...

    I am not certain how this book manages to be both bizarrely interesting and, at the same time, mildly boring. The eleven pages of citations testify to thorough research into the medical literature of Europe and the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries. Antique medical terms are...

    I. Loved. This. Book. The subject matter couldn't be any more in my wheelhouse. The author writes with a great sense of humor and his translation/commentary of the historical documentation is almost always just as entertaining as the subject of the case. I gasped and groaned to my...

    This was a really fun read! If you to know the outlandish, the concerning, unlucky and sometimes foolish ways in which people managed to hurt themselves or get hurt, or the weird ailments they professed to have, this book has it all! Sometimes it brought about a mighty wince or two or ...

    This book is not for the faint of heart! Many of the stories have gruesome details that make it difficult to read this book without cringing and making a horrified face throughout. One of my complaints is the personality of the author, which is inserted throughout and, in my opinion, m...

    Firstly, this is an impressive collection of very entertaining case studies from the 19th century. They sometimes have more than a little clear fabrication, but it's fascinating to read and on more than one occasion left me either cringing or laughing. That said, the author's interje...

    Hugely entertaining. You?ll wince, cringe, groan, feel sorry for (most of) these poor souls and often find yourself appalled at the incompetence and recklessness of their physicians. Regular readers of Morris?s blog will be familiar with most of the cases and tales, but the book is...

    This is basically a collection of gross, out-dated and peculiar tidbits from medical history grouped into headings such as ?Dubious Remedies? and ?Remarkable Recoveries.? I thoroughly enjoyed this, although I recommend this only for those with a strong stomach. ...

    This book is not appropriate as bedtime reading... ...

    What People Will Do to the Human Body Inspires Mind-Boggling Medical History http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/201... Bizarre doesn?t begin to describe the history of medicine. I voluntarily reviewed an advance readers copy of this book. No remuneration was exchanged and all op...

    I was walking by the "New Books" shelf in the local library and was arrested by the title of this book. I'm morbidly fascinated with weird medical/death/historical stuff, so I put aside the other books I was reading, checked it out, and finished it quite rapidly. I have a sense that Th...

    If there is a strange medical tale, it is recorded in the Mystery of the Exploding Teeth. With section titles like Unfortunate Predicaments, Mysterious Illnesses, and Horrifying Operations, how could this book be anything but a rollicking ride through the pages of bad choices. In Un...

    Another recently finished book on quack medication and medical care during Victorian times. This book wasn't near as hilarious as "Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything."I unfortunately read everything I can about this particular topic as I teach physiology and...

    The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth grabs you with it's intriguing title, locks you in with its horrifying first paragraph and without skipping a beat, sucks you down into a black hole of unimaginable medical horror, keeping a fast clip of story after story of relentless suffering until...

    The history of medicine is a lot of things, but weird is the primary adjective and that is what makes it so much fun to read about. This book is exactly as promised, and that is a whole lot of weird. But here's the thing: as much I enjoyed the concept and the way it was organized and t...

  • Damselflies
    Mar 31, 2019

    When was the last time one of your teeth exploded? Or how about the time you ate some fresh lettuce out of the garden and two days later garden slugs climbed out of your stomach and into your mouth? Or your grandmother got pregnant at age 75? Or your neighbor swallowed 27 knives and l...

    3.5 stars Wild and wacky! Just plain bizarre! Many cures for many illnesses that would turn your hair pure white if even suggested today. Written by a medical historian, this book delves back to the 19th century, assembled mostly through old medical journals and newspaper clippi...

    Medicine is an ever-evolving profession, and its history can be downright weird. Medical historian Thomas Morris has combed through countless vintage medical journals and historical documents showcasing the progress medicine has made in a relatively short time. His work goes beyond biz...

    There are many reasons that I am thankful that I was born when I was. My sex can vote. The FDA and the EPA exist. (For now.) Mostly, I am thankful for all the medical advances of the last century. I am thankful for antibiotics, antisepsis, and anesthetic. After reading Thomas Morris?...

    ?Horrible Histories for Adults? is the tagline: Morris pulls out obscure and hardly believable stories from medical history, as reported in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century books and periodicals, and presents them as a mixture of primary text and modern commentary. I got a poor i...

    "Trying to impress your friends while under the influence of industrial quantities of alcohol is more often than not a really terrible idea. And more importantly, the correct answer to the question 'Can you swallow more knives?' is never 'All the knives aboard the ship.'" I love rea...

    The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth: And Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine contains a distressing lack of exploding teeth stories. Don't get me wrong, the exploding teeth do make an appearance - and indeed, the first hand accounts of them are even more startling than you m...

    This book should be titled ?Men Do Stupid Things And Then Their Doctors Write About It; or, When Doctors Are Incredibly Stupid? ...

    Note: Audiobook review Historical | Medical field | Evolution | Stupidity | Astonishing True Rating: 4.5 rounded upwards because of how amazing the audiobook was Where to start. First of all it is a nonfiction about historical medical cases, but just listening to them you almo...

  • Linda Edmonds cerullo
    Jan 28, 2019

    When was the last time one of your teeth exploded? Or how about the time you ate some fresh lettuce out of the garden and two days later garden slugs climbed out of your stomach and into your mouth? Or your grandmother got pregnant at age 75? Or your neighbor swallowed 27 knives and l...

    3.5 stars Wild and wacky! Just plain bizarre! Many cures for many illnesses that would turn your hair pure white if even suggested today. Written by a medical historian, this book delves back to the 19th century, assembled mostly through old medical journals and newspaper clippi...

    Medicine is an ever-evolving profession, and its history can be downright weird. Medical historian Thomas Morris has combed through countless vintage medical journals and historical documents showcasing the progress medicine has made in a relatively short time. His work goes beyond biz...

    There are many reasons that I am thankful that I was born when I was. My sex can vote. The FDA and the EPA exist. (For now.) Mostly, I am thankful for all the medical advances of the last century. I am thankful for antibiotics, antisepsis, and anesthetic. After reading Thomas Morris?...

    ?Horrible Histories for Adults? is the tagline: Morris pulls out obscure and hardly believable stories from medical history, as reported in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century books and periodicals, and presents them as a mixture of primary text and modern commentary. I got a poor i...

    "Trying to impress your friends while under the influence of industrial quantities of alcohol is more often than not a really terrible idea. And more importantly, the correct answer to the question 'Can you swallow more knives?' is never 'All the knives aboard the ship.'" I love rea...

    The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth: And Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine contains a distressing lack of exploding teeth stories. Don't get me wrong, the exploding teeth do make an appearance - and indeed, the first hand accounts of them are even more startling than you m...

    This book should be titled ?Men Do Stupid Things And Then Their Doctors Write About It; or, When Doctors Are Incredibly Stupid? ...

    Note: Audiobook review Historical | Medical field | Evolution | Stupidity | Astonishing True Rating: 4.5 rounded upwards because of how amazing the audiobook was Where to start. First of all it is a nonfiction about historical medical cases, but just listening to them you almo...

    I am not certain how this book manages to be both bizarrely interesting and, at the same time, mildly boring. The eleven pages of citations testify to thorough research into the medical literature of Europe and the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries. Antique medical terms are...

    I. Loved. This. Book. The subject matter couldn't be any more in my wheelhouse. The author writes with a great sense of humor and his translation/commentary of the historical documentation is almost always just as entertaining as the subject of the case. I gasped and groaned to my...

    This was a really fun read! If you to know the outlandish, the concerning, unlucky and sometimes foolish ways in which people managed to hurt themselves or get hurt, or the weird ailments they professed to have, this book has it all! Sometimes it brought about a mighty wince or two or ...

    This book is not for the faint of heart! Many of the stories have gruesome details that make it difficult to read this book without cringing and making a horrified face throughout. One of my complaints is the personality of the author, which is inserted throughout and, in my opinion, m...

    Firstly, this is an impressive collection of very entertaining case studies from the 19th century. They sometimes have more than a little clear fabrication, but it's fascinating to read and on more than one occasion left me either cringing or laughing. That said, the author's interje...

    Hugely entertaining. You?ll wince, cringe, groan, feel sorry for (most of) these poor souls and often find yourself appalled at the incompetence and recklessness of their physicians. Regular readers of Morris?s blog will be familiar with most of the cases and tales, but the book is...

    This is basically a collection of gross, out-dated and peculiar tidbits from medical history grouped into headings such as ?Dubious Remedies? and ?Remarkable Recoveries.? I thoroughly enjoyed this, although I recommend this only for those with a strong stomach. ...

    This book is not appropriate as bedtime reading... ...

    What People Will Do to the Human Body Inspires Mind-Boggling Medical History http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/201... Bizarre doesn?t begin to describe the history of medicine. I voluntarily reviewed an advance readers copy of this book. No remuneration was exchanged and all op...

    I was walking by the "New Books" shelf in the local library and was arrested by the title of this book. I'm morbidly fascinated with weird medical/death/historical stuff, so I put aside the other books I was reading, checked it out, and finished it quite rapidly. I have a sense that Th...

    If there is a strange medical tale, it is recorded in the Mystery of the Exploding Teeth. With section titles like Unfortunate Predicaments, Mysterious Illnesses, and Horrifying Operations, how could this book be anything but a rollicking ride through the pages of bad choices. In Un...

    Another recently finished book on quack medication and medical care during Victorian times. This book wasn't near as hilarious as "Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything."I unfortunately read everything I can about this particular topic as I teach physiology and...

    The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth grabs you with it's intriguing title, locks you in with its horrifying first paragraph and without skipping a beat, sucks you down into a black hole of unimaginable medical horror, keeping a fast clip of story after story of relentless suffering until...

    The history of medicine is a lot of things, but weird is the primary adjective and that is what makes it so much fun to read about. This book is exactly as promised, and that is a whole lot of weird. But here's the thing: as much I enjoyed the concept and the way it was organized and t...

    Very entertaining and, at times, unbelievable account of medicine through the years. The author has a marvelous way of finding humor in sometimes gut-wrenching and appalling treatments and conditions. Difficult to believe that doctors once thought it was wise to nearly bleed people to ...

  • Casey Darnell
    Jan 31, 2019

    When was the last time one of your teeth exploded? Or how about the time you ate some fresh lettuce out of the garden and two days later garden slugs climbed out of your stomach and into your mouth? Or your grandmother got pregnant at age 75? Or your neighbor swallowed 27 knives and l...

    3.5 stars Wild and wacky! Just plain bizarre! Many cures for many illnesses that would turn your hair pure white if even suggested today. Written by a medical historian, this book delves back to the 19th century, assembled mostly through old medical journals and newspaper clippi...

    Medicine is an ever-evolving profession, and its history can be downright weird. Medical historian Thomas Morris has combed through countless vintage medical journals and historical documents showcasing the progress medicine has made in a relatively short time. His work goes beyond biz...

    There are many reasons that I am thankful that I was born when I was. My sex can vote. The FDA and the EPA exist. (For now.) Mostly, I am thankful for all the medical advances of the last century. I am thankful for antibiotics, antisepsis, and anesthetic. After reading Thomas Morris?...

    ?Horrible Histories for Adults? is the tagline: Morris pulls out obscure and hardly believable stories from medical history, as reported in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century books and periodicals, and presents them as a mixture of primary text and modern commentary. I got a poor i...

    "Trying to impress your friends while under the influence of industrial quantities of alcohol is more often than not a really terrible idea. And more importantly, the correct answer to the question 'Can you swallow more knives?' is never 'All the knives aboard the ship.'" I love rea...

  • Stephanie Lorentzen
    Jan 06, 2019

    When was the last time one of your teeth exploded? Or how about the time you ate some fresh lettuce out of the garden and two days later garden slugs climbed out of your stomach and into your mouth? Or your grandmother got pregnant at age 75? Or your neighbor swallowed 27 knives and l...

    3.5 stars Wild and wacky! Just plain bizarre! Many cures for many illnesses that would turn your hair pure white if even suggested today. Written by a medical historian, this book delves back to the 19th century, assembled mostly through old medical journals and newspaper clippi...

    Medicine is an ever-evolving profession, and its history can be downright weird. Medical historian Thomas Morris has combed through countless vintage medical journals and historical documents showcasing the progress medicine has made in a relatively short time. His work goes beyond biz...

    There are many reasons that I am thankful that I was born when I was. My sex can vote. The FDA and the EPA exist. (For now.) Mostly, I am thankful for all the medical advances of the last century. I am thankful for antibiotics, antisepsis, and anesthetic. After reading Thomas Morris?...

    ?Horrible Histories for Adults? is the tagline: Morris pulls out obscure and hardly believable stories from medical history, as reported in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century books and periodicals, and presents them as a mixture of primary text and modern commentary. I got a poor i...

    "Trying to impress your friends while under the influence of industrial quantities of alcohol is more often than not a really terrible idea. And more importantly, the correct answer to the question 'Can you swallow more knives?' is never 'All the knives aboard the ship.'" I love rea...

    The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth: And Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine contains a distressing lack of exploding teeth stories. Don't get me wrong, the exploding teeth do make an appearance - and indeed, the first hand accounts of them are even more startling than you m...

    This book should be titled ?Men Do Stupid Things And Then Their Doctors Write About It; or, When Doctors Are Incredibly Stupid? ...

    Note: Audiobook review Historical | Medical field | Evolution | Stupidity | Astonishing True Rating: 4.5 rounded upwards because of how amazing the audiobook was Where to start. First of all it is a nonfiction about historical medical cases, but just listening to them you almo...

    I am not certain how this book manages to be both bizarrely interesting and, at the same time, mildly boring. The eleven pages of citations testify to thorough research into the medical literature of Europe and the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries. Antique medical terms are...

    I. Loved. This. Book. The subject matter couldn't be any more in my wheelhouse. The author writes with a great sense of humor and his translation/commentary of the historical documentation is almost always just as entertaining as the subject of the case. I gasped and groaned to my...

    This was a really fun read! If you to know the outlandish, the concerning, unlucky and sometimes foolish ways in which people managed to hurt themselves or get hurt, or the weird ailments they professed to have, this book has it all! Sometimes it brought about a mighty wince or two or ...

    This book is not for the faint of heart! Many of the stories have gruesome details that make it difficult to read this book without cringing and making a horrified face throughout. One of my complaints is the personality of the author, which is inserted throughout and, in my opinion, m...

    Firstly, this is an impressive collection of very entertaining case studies from the 19th century. They sometimes have more than a little clear fabrication, but it's fascinating to read and on more than one occasion left me either cringing or laughing. That said, the author's interje...

    Hugely entertaining. You?ll wince, cringe, groan, feel sorry for (most of) these poor souls and often find yourself appalled at the incompetence and recklessness of their physicians. Regular readers of Morris?s blog will be familiar with most of the cases and tales, but the book is...

    This is basically a collection of gross, out-dated and peculiar tidbits from medical history grouped into headings such as ?Dubious Remedies? and ?Remarkable Recoveries.? I thoroughly enjoyed this, although I recommend this only for those with a strong stomach. ...

    This book is not appropriate as bedtime reading... ...

    What People Will Do to the Human Body Inspires Mind-Boggling Medical History http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/201... Bizarre doesn?t begin to describe the history of medicine. I voluntarily reviewed an advance readers copy of this book. No remuneration was exchanged and all op...

    I was walking by the "New Books" shelf in the local library and was arrested by the title of this book. I'm morbidly fascinated with weird medical/death/historical stuff, so I put aside the other books I was reading, checked it out, and finished it quite rapidly. I have a sense that Th...

    If there is a strange medical tale, it is recorded in the Mystery of the Exploding Teeth. With section titles like Unfortunate Predicaments, Mysterious Illnesses, and Horrifying Operations, how could this book be anything but a rollicking ride through the pages of bad choices. In Un...

    Another recently finished book on quack medication and medical care during Victorian times. This book wasn't near as hilarious as "Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything."I unfortunately read everything I can about this particular topic as I teach physiology and...

    The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth grabs you with it's intriguing title, locks you in with its horrifying first paragraph and without skipping a beat, sucks you down into a black hole of unimaginable medical horror, keeping a fast clip of story after story of relentless suffering until...

  • Megan Soulakham
    Dec 21, 2018

    When was the last time one of your teeth exploded? Or how about the time you ate some fresh lettuce out of the garden and two days later garden slugs climbed out of your stomach and into your mouth? Or your grandmother got pregnant at age 75? Or your neighbor swallowed 27 knives and l...

    3.5 stars Wild and wacky! Just plain bizarre! Many cures for many illnesses that would turn your hair pure white if even suggested today. Written by a medical historian, this book delves back to the 19th century, assembled mostly through old medical journals and newspaper clippi...

    Medicine is an ever-evolving profession, and its history can be downright weird. Medical historian Thomas Morris has combed through countless vintage medical journals and historical documents showcasing the progress medicine has made in a relatively short time. His work goes beyond biz...

    There are many reasons that I am thankful that I was born when I was. My sex can vote. The FDA and the EPA exist. (For now.) Mostly, I am thankful for all the medical advances of the last century. I am thankful for antibiotics, antisepsis, and anesthetic. After reading Thomas Morris?...

    ?Horrible Histories for Adults? is the tagline: Morris pulls out obscure and hardly believable stories from medical history, as reported in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century books and periodicals, and presents them as a mixture of primary text and modern commentary. I got a poor i...

    "Trying to impress your friends while under the influence of industrial quantities of alcohol is more often than not a really terrible idea. And more importantly, the correct answer to the question 'Can you swallow more knives?' is never 'All the knives aboard the ship.'" I love rea...

    The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth: And Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine contains a distressing lack of exploding teeth stories. Don't get me wrong, the exploding teeth do make an appearance - and indeed, the first hand accounts of them are even more startling than you m...

    This book should be titled ?Men Do Stupid Things And Then Their Doctors Write About It; or, When Doctors Are Incredibly Stupid? ...

    Note: Audiobook review Historical | Medical field | Evolution | Stupidity | Astonishing True Rating: 4.5 rounded upwards because of how amazing the audiobook was Where to start. First of all it is a nonfiction about historical medical cases, but just listening to them you almo...

    I am not certain how this book manages to be both bizarrely interesting and, at the same time, mildly boring. The eleven pages of citations testify to thorough research into the medical literature of Europe and the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries. Antique medical terms are...

    I. Loved. This. Book. The subject matter couldn't be any more in my wheelhouse. The author writes with a great sense of humor and his translation/commentary of the historical documentation is almost always just as entertaining as the subject of the case. I gasped and groaned to my...

    This was a really fun read! If you to know the outlandish, the concerning, unlucky and sometimes foolish ways in which people managed to hurt themselves or get hurt, or the weird ailments they professed to have, this book has it all! Sometimes it brought about a mighty wince or two or ...

    This book is not for the faint of heart! Many of the stories have gruesome details that make it difficult to read this book without cringing and making a horrified face throughout. One of my complaints is the personality of the author, which is inserted throughout and, in my opinion, m...

    Firstly, this is an impressive collection of very entertaining case studies from the 19th century. They sometimes have more than a little clear fabrication, but it's fascinating to read and on more than one occasion left me either cringing or laughing. That said, the author's interje...

    Hugely entertaining. You?ll wince, cringe, groan, feel sorry for (most of) these poor souls and often find yourself appalled at the incompetence and recklessness of their physicians. Regular readers of Morris?s blog will be familiar with most of the cases and tales, but the book is...

    This is basically a collection of gross, out-dated and peculiar tidbits from medical history grouped into headings such as ?Dubious Remedies? and ?Remarkable Recoveries.? I thoroughly enjoyed this, although I recommend this only for those with a strong stomach. ...

    This book is not appropriate as bedtime reading... ...

    What People Will Do to the Human Body Inspires Mind-Boggling Medical History http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/201... Bizarre doesn?t begin to describe the history of medicine. I voluntarily reviewed an advance readers copy of this book. No remuneration was exchanged and all op...

    I was walking by the "New Books" shelf in the local library and was arrested by the title of this book. I'm morbidly fascinated with weird medical/death/historical stuff, so I put aside the other books I was reading, checked it out, and finished it quite rapidly. I have a sense that Th...

    If there is a strange medical tale, it is recorded in the Mystery of the Exploding Teeth. With section titles like Unfortunate Predicaments, Mysterious Illnesses, and Horrifying Operations, how could this book be anything but a rollicking ride through the pages of bad choices. In Un...

    Another recently finished book on quack medication and medical care during Victorian times. This book wasn't near as hilarious as "Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything."I unfortunately read everything I can about this particular topic as I teach physiology and...

    The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth grabs you with it's intriguing title, locks you in with its horrifying first paragraph and without skipping a beat, sucks you down into a black hole of unimaginable medical horror, keeping a fast clip of story after story of relentless suffering until...

    The history of medicine is a lot of things, but weird is the primary adjective and that is what makes it so much fun to read about. This book is exactly as promised, and that is a whole lot of weird. But here's the thing: as much I enjoyed the concept and the way it was organized and t...

    Very entertaining and, at times, unbelievable account of medicine through the years. The author has a marvelous way of finding humor in sometimes gut-wrenching and appalling treatments and conditions. Difficult to believe that doctors once thought it was wise to nearly bleed people to ...

    This is an exceptionally well written book about the oddities of the human condition and medicine as a discipline over the centuries. There are many stories that the author has tried to verify, or at least to verify the reporting person, broken up into several different categories. The...

    I thought this book was an enjoyable read. Thomas Morris tells the tales of medical history's weirdest and wildest cases. These stories are compiled in a similar fashion to a Guiness Book which makes them very interesting read. I'm a slow reader and ended up reading over half of the bo...